$25 for a button quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by duckncover, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    I "FINALLY" found someone that's not too far away (25 minutes) with button quails! Unfortunately he wants $25 for females and $20 for males...Is that too much? I don't want to spend $45 for a pair plus I have to pick them up!!

    Is the price outrageous?


    I need opinions asap!
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2009
  2. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    wow, it seems steep to me.
     
  3. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    WOW!! I would ship you a pair for that! Well if I had enough to spare I would! [​IMG] It is worth it if you want them that bad but not for me
     
  4. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    I saw them at a pet store for close to that. It depends on the area. I heard some cost less in other areas.

    It's a supply and demand issue I'm sure.

    Have you seen them? Is it a clean operation with healthy looking birds? Can you afford them?

    If not, wait and shop around. You may find someone with some later on in the spring for a better price. Especially on this site!!
     
  5. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    I've never seen them as of yet...

    it's really a bad deal...I'm getting burned big time but if it has to come to that to get them...I'm not sure.
     
  6. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Do you have an incubator?
    You can get a BUNCH of eggs for $25 on here, I think.

    I'd do more research, or see if the guy can be bargained with. Like a deal on a pair, or something.

    I'm afraid you're getting burned, too.
     
  7. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    I don't have an incubator...so that's ruled out.
     
  8. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    get an incubator! That would solve your problem and open the doors to a completely new set of issues and addictions!
     
  9. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Here they go for around $2 to $4 each. I know I wouldnt pay that for them. [​IMG]
     
  10. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    after reading your last post on hatching.....Id go for it, but try and talk him down. Make him an offer. I know how hard it is to find a breed that you want even remotely close to your area. Give it a shot. Hows the quality of the birds. Id at least go look. You may be surprised!
     

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