Thanks Mark for your very comprehensive info on Quail keeping. We have 5 quail (1 male & 4 girls) who live in our aviary with 1 Male & 2 female Indian Ring-neck Parrots. We got them to keep the bottom of the aviary relatively clean & we supplement their feed. I collect on average 3 eggs a day which is great! My question is - We are moving to a 5 acre property in the near future & will be running chickens. The quail are now 18 months old. I cant bring myself to kill them (spiritual reasons),so what are my alternatives? Hope you can help. Cheers!