I'm not exactly "new" to quail breeding but my experience was INCREDIBLY limited to paddy's market quality jap quails...already about 2 months old. I'm getting 5 x 3 week old quail chicks this Saturday and have some questions: 1. What temperature should my brooder be? 2. Can I feed my quail chicken starter? And for how long? 3. When can quail chicks be moved outside permanently? 4. Is 5 sufficient enough to almost safely have a female and a male? I'm trying not to get too many but obviously if I only get 2 the chances are... 5. Can Jap quails go broody? If not, are doves/pigeons/silkie hens a close approximation? lol 6. What is the lifespan of a non-hatchery, breeder quality quail? I'll post some pics once I get them. I'm planning on getting 2 fawns, 1 brown and a white.