Since I took the picture we added 12" boards along the bottom of the shaded area. I was thinking I could just nail up the 1/4" garden mesh fencing I have in all of the open spots (sides of shaded area, windows, etc) and they could live on the dirt? (With some bedding, perching branches and vegetation added) I'm looking at getting 12 female A&M quail for eggs. Would my daughter be able to just go into the little door to collect eggs? Do quail lay eggs in designated nesting areas? *can you tell I have no idea what I'm doing?) My chickens had to go bye-bye because of the $&#%ing HOA, so I'm turning to quail instead. Any help would be much appreciated.