Originally Posted by Bens-Hens
Hopefully you don't have to resort to what a guy did to one of our birds when leaving today...just stuff them into a feed bag
Maybe I just spoil my birds too much to think a box would do.
Some pretty big quail numbers, can't believe how fast they mature.
I read that bit on your thread about the bag stuffing chicken lover with the super caring kid.
Its hard to let them go like that but hopefully it goes from bag to fridge fast enough that its not too miserable.
Mrs Oz is getting me some game fowl transport boxes to sell to those who dont have sense to bring one. She beat me up for making a plywood box for the last sale.
Quail are the ultimate sustainable farming type bird.
They start laying at 6-8 weeks - low pre production feed bill
They lay 7 eggs a week
They consume 3kg of feed for every 1kg of eggs (a good chicken is 4:1) (thats about 75c per kilo of very good protein - on par with cheap fish and 50% cheaper than chicken)
Males can be vent sexed at start of lay - 75% of males go in the fridge
Only down side is they dont set (so people have to buy them from me )
I would have given them up along time ago if there were not so many upsides.