First, let me make it clear that it is not me that needs convincing. I love them! I have never had any, but any time I see wild ones it just brightens my day. I think they are about the cutest bird possible and I want some! That being said, I must confess to being an animal lover to the extreme. I am sure I am not the only one here who wanted to be a zookeeper as a child, am I? Well, if it were just up to me, I would have quail already on order since I am in the process of buying a house with over an acre of yard. But it isn't just up to me. My room mates have to keep my pet crazy urges from going too far and they don't see the point of quail, especially since we already have chickens and they have enough trouble convincing me I don't need every possible color of chicken out there. So Quail lovers help me! What can I say when the ask me why we should get quail? From my understanding (and please do correct me if I am wrong!) they are basically like miniature chickens at least insofar as their basic needs, habits, and egg laying. Like I said I have never had them, but I want help putting up a good argument as to why we SHOULD have them. So, anyone have good arguments for (or even against?) keeping quail? I am eager to find out what you all have to say!