Bobwhite quail are raised "in isolation" meaning they have minimal contact with humans. Automatic feeders and water systems are used to keep the birds as wild as possible. Vegetation in the pens provide cover, supplemental food, and obstacles to fly over encouraging wing strength.
Chicks are kept warm, protected and happy in a brooding room.
After about 6 weeks the quail are strong enough to venture outside into the elements. They are free to run inside or out as they grow. At 18-24 weeks they are sold to ranchers for restocking their property.