Patrick, Thanks for the reply!
I live in the suburbs and have considered trying to raise quail outdoors. I'm choosing quail because the square footage requirements are lower and they are quieter than chickens. This is of course a trial.
One of the main reasons I wanted to try it was because I watched the Back to Eden documentary and saw how Paul was raising chickens on mostly yard and garden waste, while getting high quality compost at the same time. The eggs will be a bonus.
I will only have about a 10x20 garden this year to supplement my families vegetable needs. Outside of the garden, I want to grow native plants that will help supplement the chicken feed. I was of course thinking that legumes could built soil as well as provide bonus protein at the same time.
I appreciate all the help