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post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by Johndale 

can you make money on quail? if so what do you have to do? and how much money do you make? and how many do you have to have?
thanks jd


Sure you can................
get a ton of land, get a state contract, and several hunting reserve contracts, quit your day job and spend 14+ hours a day taking care of 10000 Birds or more....
ohh be prepared to put out about 100k out front for equipment, that doesnt include the land either...

incubators watering systems ect ect ect ect dont forget the monthly cost of FOOD roll

post #12 of 25

run a set of books a simple income and expenditure ledger will work when you water them in the evening figure out how much your water cost figure what your feed cost is if or when they need medicine write it down find out how much feed it takes to produce a salable piece of quail meat or hatching eggs then mark it up 40-75% to "get it through" your books the only thing one of my cell phones is for is business when the bill comes the receipt is entered in the expenditure ledger ................. mine is run concurrently with meat sales from turtles and nuisance animals as well so at any given time through the year my customer can buy quail meat , beaver meat ,groundhog ,nutria , crabs , catfish etc etc

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http://www.scnaonline.org  Serama Council Of North America

You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up.
Chief Joseph
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post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by katheria 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johndale 

can you make money on quail? if so what do you have to do? and how much money do you make? and how many do you have to have?
thanks jd


Sure you can................
get a ton of land, get a state contract, and several hunting reserve contracts, quit your day job and spend 14+ hours a day taking care of 10000 Birds or more....
ohh be prepared to put out about 100k out front for equipment, that doesnt include the land either...

incubators watering systems ect ect ect ect dont forget the monthly cost of FOOD roll


YOUR NUMBERS ARE ALL WAYYYYYY LOW sad

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I'm Not Yelling!... Thanx Anyway, But Its The Best Way For Me To Read The Print On The Screen.....LF Cochins, SERAMA, RINGNECK AND RUFFED PHEASANTS, MEL. MUTANT RINGNECKS, BLUE SLATE TURKEYS, MALLARDS, WOOD DUCKS, ROUENS, BUTLER BOB WHITES, COTURNIX. PM ME FOR EGG AVAILABILITIES!
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post #14 of 25

It really depends on what is "in"

I don't know what is up with people, but nothing is selling!

Breeder of Jumbo Coturnix and standard in many varieties, Chinese Blue Breasted (button quail) Quail, other game birds, poultry, waterfowl. Author of Coturnix Revolution.
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Breeder of Jumbo Coturnix and standard in many varieties, Chinese Blue Breasted (button quail) Quail, other game birds, poultry, waterfowl. Author of Coturnix Revolution.
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post #15 of 25

How to make a million dollars raising quail?

idunno


Start with two million dollars.

lau

[old joke, I know - couldn't resist]

post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by quailladyoffortmyers 

It really depends on what is "in"

I don't know what is up with people, but nothing is selling!


Same here, my 3 leghorn roosters and a welsummer pullet sold, but my coturnix went for nothing. No eggs sold online either, just one local sale. Now I have 90 eggs in lockdown and nobody to buy them. It's a bad time to expand so it looks like I'm eating quail.smile

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Hi, I'm Robert and I'm currently raising:Buff Orpingtons, Silkies, Coturnix Quail, 6 Welsummers, 6 Jersey Giants, 3 White Leghorns, and 3 RIR's.  PM me for eggs
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post #17 of 25

Maybe sales will pick up for ya !! thumbsup

Life is good.Hatching and raising Bobwhite and Coturnix Quail .
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Life is good.Hatching and raising Bobwhite and Coturnix Quail .
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post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by Johndale 

can you make money on quail? if so what do you have to do? and how much money do you make? and how many do you have to have?
thanks jd


Depends on how much you want, you can make money even with a dozen birds, but obviously will be not much.
Imagine this, a dozen chicken eggs (in my zone) are about 3 bucks, so knowing I consume prob an egg a day this means around 7.5bucks per month in eggs (84bucks per year budget).
If you have quail you buy a feed bag for about 3bucks that for a dozen quail lasts for 3months (12bucks a year of feed), and you get ~11eggs a day this means that you don't need to buy chicken eggs.
So in an year 84-12=72bucks that you saved/made because you can spend in other stuff.
Now if you multiple the numbers you can start selling, and even eating quail which reduces your meat bill = more money.

post #19 of 25

I hatch and sell between 3 and 4 thousand Buttons, Bobwhites and Coturnix quail a month out here in Phoenix. I get $2.00 for day old to week chicks and six to eight dollars for adults. I have even sold adult pairs at some of the local bird marts for $20.00 and $25.00 I guess it just depends on your local market.

post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by prosand881 

I hatch and sell between 3 and 4 thousand Buttons, Bobwhites and Coturnix quail a month out here in Phoenix. I get $2.00 for day old to week chicks and six to eight dollars for adults. I have even sold adult pairs at some of the local bird marts for $20.00 and $25.00 I guess it just depends on your local market.


You get $6-$8 for adult Bobwhites?  Dressed or live?

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