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raising quail in NY State questions

post #1 of 14
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What type of permit would I need to raise about 25-50  of them. What size cage would I need for that amount. Will they hatch their own eggs or do I need to incubate . I was think about keeping some to keep the cycle of bird going, so I wouldn't have to buy more next year. how many should I keep. I was think about raising bobwhites. any info would be great or any websites that have good info.

post #2 of 14

You need a class b game bird breeder license if your not selling and there for personal use - $10 a year

You need a class a game bird breeder license if you are going to be selling/transporting - $50 a year

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post #3 of 14

What you need depends on the state. My game bird license costs 25 per year.

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post #4 of 14

farrier! :

What you need depends on the state. My game bird license costs 25 per year.


This is very true. Here in Ga i dont have to have a permit to raise coturnex but i do have to have one to raise bob's

post #5 of 14
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Since I post this thread I've done some research,

I do need a license for NY

seem most quail don't brood in captivity so I would need an incubator if I was going hatch eggs to keep the cycle going.

I'm also trying to figure out if most people that raise them just buy more the next year or if they incubate the egg they get to start a new batch.

I'm still trying to figure out a good size cage for about 50 quail since most places won't ship less that for chicks. Some people say 1 sqft per while other say less than that.

Some other question I have if I were to sell the eggs is it the same regulation as chicken eggs and is it legal to sale the processed meat.

post #6 of 14

when you order your licence I would do it in April cause that is when the new year begins. You can do it now but you will have to pay the $50 again in April. You can sell the meat as long as it is tagged, there is a place to order the tags when you fill out the license stuff. This license works for quail, ducks, and pheasants so list everything you plan or may decide to do.

No regulations on how much quail meat or eggs you sell as long as it is you doing the selling and no middle man.

I have mine, its easy, and as far as making ducks they do not have to have a toe cut off NY state accepts, a metal band or a tattoo as well even though it does not say that.

ETA I hatch my own only buying hatching eggs from others when I want something I dont have.

I can ship chicks to you if you like I even have some extras now but could easily set a bunch for you in my bator.


Edited by AHappychick - 12/14/09 at 12:07pm
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post #7 of 14

I keep breeder pens. they are 2'x2' and 1' tall i keep 4 hens to 1 male in a pen that way i can keep the pecking down and max the egg production and keep the feed bill down by not having to feen the extra males. all the extra birds i have goes into growout pens so when they reach size i can kill them to put in the freezer. I keep my birds year around. in the winter i provide atleast 14 hours of light using white christmas lights on a timer. That way i can have eggs all year and  still keep the incubator running. also i breed for size when i get a hen or roo that is bigger than what i have it goes into the breeder program and swap out a smaller one. after a year if they havent been replaced i replace them so the egg production dont go down from a old bird smile

BTW I raise coturnex

post #8 of 14

I cannot sell meat of any type with out being a approved inspected processor in IL. Very expensive.

Silver Lakenvelders, Golden Lakenvelders, Golden Spangled Hamburgs, Silver Spangled Hamburgs, Coturnix Quail, Speckled Quail, Bob White quail, Chukars, Dark Brahmas, Turkens, EE's, and eggs in incubators!
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Silver Lakenvelders, Golden Lakenvelders, Golden Spangled Hamburgs, Silver Spangled Hamburgs, Coturnix Quail, Speckled Quail, Bob White quail, Chukars, Dark Brahmas, Turkens, EE's, and eggs in incubators!
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post #9 of 14

Also remeber that bobwhite quail take longer than most chickens to lay. Mine were 30 weeks and I didn't have any eggs. I had 50 females and when they were 34 weeks I sold them. They annoy me. Dumb non egg laying quail

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post #10 of 14

I cant sell the meat eather here in Ga but you can sell them the birds then offer to "help them clean them" smile

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