Ok so I recently starting getting into poultry. I have had almost every kind of other animal but never any birds. I am unfortunately illegal currently because our city has insane regulations. Basically all you can have in our city is dogs and cats. Anything else, even reptiles, birds, rodents, ferrets, etc need written permission from the chief of police. It's silly. Anyway...... I currently keep my chickens indoors and have a huge renovated basements set up for them. LOL! It looks almost like a zoo exhibit down there. I am thinking of trying to hatch some quail but I need to know a few things first. 1. Which breeds are the quietest? 2. Can they be kept in cages like other birds? 3. Do I need multiple or can I have just one male and one female? 4. What are they used for? Pets? Eggs? (I don't want to eat them!) I am thinking of getting a pair of the button quails because they are so cute and tiny. Can you eat their eggs? Are they going to be hard to get rid of the extras?