Good evening all My Name is James MacKay , I live near Gaborone Botswana in Africa. I would like some assistance with information please. I have families that I know who are really suffering financially and would like to help them set up with a few quails, the reason is that they have a few chickens however we have a lot of wild animals and the chickens end up getting take buy these wild animals. I would like to buy then a few quails, both for slaughter and eggs, I would like to know ? do you have to have males for the females to lay eggs? If any one has any advice on making cages please let me know, we don't have access to money so we will have to look for things to recycle to make the cages these are families that are trying to survive on $3.00 a day. They really need all the help they can get to get started once they are up and running they will keep it running. The reason I am helping them is life has dealt them a few bad blows, they are not lazy folks , its just that they are struggling to get back on there feet.