I need some info as I have never hatched any. I have raised over 100 quail and they are fairly quiet. Is there a breed of roosters that will not make loud noise? thats most likely a stupid question but figured I would try. I would like fertile eggs but can't have all that noise. Also, I am planning on just letting the hens run around freely in the backyard and was wondering if I need to build another pen for them or can I just make a small nesting box for them to sleep in. Do you think they will leave my backyard? Its about 120x80', so they will have plenty of room and its fenced. How many weeks before any roosters could be culled and eaten?