As far as space requirements go, quail are satisfied with less space than chickens. A simple rabbit hutch can be home for up to 6 quail.
Quail are super quiet little birds.
Quail start laying eggs in as little as six to eight weeks. Compare that to chickens that start laying at about 18 weeks.
Keep quail for meat as well. Raising quail can give you a fast start to producing your own food.