Buying Cotournix quail in Alabama

Doubletap

In the Brooder
10 Years
Feb 17, 2009
51
1
39
I live in Birmingham Alabama and I'm interested in starting a little flock of cotournix quail. I want to buy adult or almost adult birds. What should I expect to pay per bird and where can I get them?
 

kingbee

In the Brooder
11 Years
Sep 20, 2008
63
1
41
Wetumpka, Alabama
Depends ,who and where. I paid 1 for week olds. I charge $2.00 for adults for dog trainers. I would expect to pay anywhere from $1.00 to $3.00 each. But you may luck out if you have a poultry auction nearby, some of those go cheap.

I will have adults in 8 more weeks but none now. I check the site daily and if I have any later I could sell you a few.
 

Doubletap

In the Brooder
10 Years
Feb 17, 2009
51
1
39
Hey thanks...I' m hoping to build a coup this weekend but they way thinks are going it could be eight weeks before I'm ready.
 

fishman65

Songster
10 Years
Apr 18, 2009
479
6
131
flat rock
I charge $1 for coturnix up to 1 week old.
anything over one week old i get $2 each.
I have about 60-70 about 6-9 weeks old if anybody is interested
and have 120 in the incubator due on the 15th.
 

Thingrizzly

In the Brooder
10 Years
Aug 24, 2009
24
0
22
Central Alabama
When you say a "small flock", what numbers are you looking at? I have between 110 and 125 and consider that a small flock. When I sell adults I get $3 each and normally sell 3 hens and 1 roo as a breeding group. Mine are kept in all wire cages, 2 ft. x 3 ft., and I keep 12 birds to a cage.

Kenneth
 

Doubletap

In the Brooder
10 Years
Feb 17, 2009
51
1
39
I think I'm going to start with 10. I don't see myself ever having more than 30 but you never know.
 

Thingrizzly

In the Brooder
10 Years
Aug 24, 2009
24
0
22
Central Alabama
I'm in the process of moving and will probably move my birds within the next week. I'll likely thin down to around 100 so could help you out. 9 hens and 3 roos should do fine in 2' x 3' pen. I feed 22% protein layer pellets and 12 birds will go through about 1 quart a day.

One word of warning, I started with a dozen. Now one freezer shelf full of quail, about a dozen pints of pickled eggs, around 400 eggs in the fridge, untold amount of eggs (guessing 600 to 700) given to a friend, and if I weren't moving I'd be building pens and incubating eggs. Chickens aren't additive, QUAIL ARE!!!!

Kenneth
 

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