Some birds fly south for the winter, my quail take a short trip to the garage and spend winter in the Quail Condo. It’s a 4-tier setup with each level having water, food, dust bath, free choice oyster shell. This was all custom built by me and my laughable carpentry skills! The garage is unheated but it stays above freezing.
The design starts with the cement mixing tubs which are cheap and easy to get at any big box store. I fill the tubs with wood shavings and they catch the quail droppings and lock up any smell. About every 2 weeks I slide the tub out, dump in the compost, refill with some wood shavings, so easy! There are 6 quail (5 females, 1 male) on each level.