hi i am curious if other ohioans (lol) could help me out with the laws and stuff when it comes to owning, selling, etc. certain types of quail... I'm having a hard time finding out information on certain ones coturnix quail - i know you do not have to have anything to own, raise, sell, etc. what about: button quail bobwhite quail -----(if i understand right since they are indiginance to ohio you have to have a permit (ive seen people selling them on craigslist and in their description doesn't say you must have a permit to buy them), if this is true what types of things do you go through to gain that permit. i.e. inspection of cages etc. or just apply and you get the permit and just have to keep records of how many you have, who you sell to, etc.?) and are there any other types of quail like the coturnix quail that don't require to own, raise, sell, etc. them in ohio? prior i had called about coturnix quail and didn't think to ask about others and it's late now to call them back... at first we will be getting our feet wet and just sell/give eggs to family and friends and maybe some live quail to those that want to eat and or raise them (we wont be doing the whole butcher and give as i am not 100% understanding of that law there, but doesn't mean we wouldnt make a dish for people to eat ) we live outside of city limits, not 100% country and were going to get chickens but with me not wanting neighbors upset cuz of a rooster i can't see the cost paying off from buying chicks from the store to add new blood to the flock (id rather do a 50/50 where we also hatch some).... so decided to get into coturnix quail and others that may not need a permit (those that do may look into that in the future)... been doing all my research and the vet we have for our two silkies (dogs - kinda like a yorkie for those that don't know the diff.) sees all types of animals... i am a stay at home mom so look at this as a way for us to homestead on our almost 1/2 acre with a livestock that has a dual purpose (qual= fertilizer/addition to compost + meat+ eggs) and have a small mini home business possibly (have seen many people in the area and close to the area that has popped up with selling of quail eggs etc.)... the only other questions i can think of that i have aside from the ohio law question above... due to seeing mixed suggestions on the forum is: can the cages have a solid bottom (like plywood that is treated with a waterprotector/sealer) with stray on it that gets changed obviously or is it just best to have a wire bottom with stray or something on that? plan on having a dusting pan for them and a little box shelter like made from a plastic container like i saw a few people do on the forum. if this next question has been answered i must of missed it, but i know if you do a wire buttom must be 1/2 gage for adultishs and 1/4gage for the smaller hatchlings (they more then likely will be in a setup in our house till they are able to go outside so to raise their chances of making it with the change, but what is the biggest you can go on any of the other wire that maybe on the sides, back/front, or top? can you use a chicken wire or can they get out of this? this one i may find the answer to as i plan on doing some more reading after posting this but do coturnix quail mate/potentially mate all yr long or just certain times? i guess what i am asking those hens that are housed in with a roo will their eggs always have a chance of being fertile that they lay? my husband laughs at me but he is game.. we will be hatching our own as we are getting eggs from a local jumbo coturnix quail farm just a few miles down the road from us and plan on using them every so many yrs to bring in fresh blood to the flock along with hatching our own, i plan on from the hens that are hatched keeping the ones that reach a min weight at 6wks for breeding and those that aren't at the min for just reg egg laying (not housed with a roo), extra roos will be feed to be processed after we pick out ones that show good designs etc. for breeding, the hens will be processed too once i learn at what age they start to tapper off with egg laying/good viable reproduction state. im doing more research to learn about breeding for color etc. so can house types that way to have offspring that are tuxedo, pharoah, and white? cant remember the other colors... as like i said my goal is to also turn it into a mini biz selling the non fertile eggs, fertile eggs, hatchlings/1wk-adult type of setup, thought about their soiled stray/material to people for fertilizer but dont know if there is rules about that... plan on keeping records so that have a strong flock setup, and if a potential buyer of something asks a question can show that we take pride in our quail (i grew up on a farm that we helped with and miss it so this is the closest i can get to it lol) is anyone else doing a setup like this?