Just thought I would give an update on our Quails. We originally had 8 quail. We gave 2 to my daughter and kept 6 then hatched another 33 in the incubator. I then had the problem of how to house them all. I had read an article about using mesh to make a dome shape. So I joined 2 together and anchored them with sleepers at the bottom. I found other bits and pieces to make a door and used some corrugated iron around 2 sides just for protection from the wind. I have since added some shade cloth as well. I attached heavy gauge chicken wire to all sides and both ends to prevent predators from entering and also to stop the quail from escaping. I put down a pallet and rested a 44 gallon drum on it with straw in it to protect them from the weather. They don't use the drum much but often lay under the drum. So I added an old bread crate and raised it up off the ground. They love it. This is all under a small gum tree for a bit of shade in the summer and protected from the hot wind. I have noticed that the quail drink a lot of water. I put a very small zip tie on one leg of each of the older quail so that I know the difference as I intend to sell some of the second lot.