Many cities and towns have banned chickens, but don’t specifically outlaw quail, creating an opportunity for you to start raising quail for their eggs. They are quick flyers, better adapted for short bursts of speed than sustained flight.

In Washington they are at the extreme edge of their range.

Each time you stop, wait at least 15 or 20 seconds before moving on; if there are quail hiding nearby, they’re likely to get nervous and take to the air. The breeder's license must be renewed annually at a cost of $25 per year and is valid from April 1 to March 31 the following year. Any individual or owner of a business establishment possessing quail from a licensed producer shall be subject to having quail confiscated and may be charged with a misdemeanor if a record of transfer of ownership does not appear on the record book of the licensed producer from whom the person in question states that birds were purchased or received from. In western Washington, they can be found in the Puget Trough south to the Willamette Valley, in the San Juan Islands, and on the Olympic Peninsula in Sequim. This information is not intended to be a guide to raising quail. When you find evidence of birds, walk the edge of the road in short bursts, stopping often near patches of roadside cover. Both sexes incubate a clutch of 12-16 eggs. Anyone that raises quail for use on their own shooting preserves must purchase a breeder's license in addition to the shooting preserve operating license (see. The Department of Poultry Science has Extension resources that can be accessed from their website.

Much is not known about the Mountain Quail, which appears to differ in many ways from other North American quail. Raising quail can be a rewarding experience like many other agricultural pursuits, but those planning to raise quail commercially should be aware that a license issued by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) is required except when persons raise 100 or fewer quail for their own use (does not include sale to others). Three subspecies have been introduced in Washington, with the first introduction probably on Whidbey Island in 1871. The record of the transfer of ownership must be kept current and available at all times for inspection. A commercial quail breeder's license issued by the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (hereafter, Commission) is required of anyone raising quail for sale and more than 100 quail per year for any reason. The following information must be recorded by the present owner about the owner who receives the quail: Quail breeders licenses can be purchased from Regional Offices, or applications for permits can be obtained online by following this link: PERMIT APPLICATIONS. They are fast runners and spend much of their time on the ground. They are tended by both parents, but feed themselves.