Hi guys, I have been looking everywhere online for information on layer king quails but can't find anything, so I figured I would ask here. I am brand new so apologies if this has been discussed before or I do something else wrong. I would love to produce my own quail eggs and have really fallen for the adorable little king quails. I know Japanese quails are good layers in Australia, but king quails aren't. Will they still produce infertile eggs for consumption, or do they only lay them (fertilised) around a cock? Because of limited room I would rather get as small a species as possible - in other words, kings instead of Japaneses. I have read somewhere that they are loud and annoying. Is this true? I see them in the pet store sometimes and they're always quiet, but of course that might change when they're given more room. I live in an urban area so chatty birds are not a good idea. Because I live in an urban area, I do not have the room for large, enclosed pens. My backyard is a modest size (perhaps 4m wide and running the length and side of the house), and is guinea-pig proofed (they can't crawl under the fence or anything), so I was wondering if I could trim the quail's wings (because they are ground animals, I assume they wouldn't suffer from it like a parrot would) and let them run around the backyard during the day for exercise (supervised, of course, to prevent predation) and keep them in one of the hutch-like chicken pens (something like this http://www.fourseasonspets.com.au/petstore/images/ccr/10-big.jpg) at night. Sorry for all the questions, and for being a noob, but I want to make sure I can give them a good life before I even consider getting them.