Okay, I meant that the question is stupid, not the quail, themselves! Someone gave us to quail eggs yesterday to hatch out. We know nothing about quail, having only ever had chickens and ducks. Do quail need to be caged? Will they fly away if they are not caged in? Can they free range for any part of the day? I'm not even sure how big they'll get, but I am assuming they'd remain small enough for our cats to get them? Can't keep my cats out of our chicken yard (they like to sleep under the coop), and so far it's never been a problem -- the chickens don't seem phased. But a small quail -- now that would worry me. Also, is it true that quail make good pets, or is that someone speaking in relative terms to a flighty breed of chicken? Anyone point me to a good link, something along the lines of "Quails for Dummies"? Thanks so much!