Buying quails online and having them shipped -- a bad idea?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by urbaner, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. urbaner

    urbaner In the Brooder

    Jan 10, 2010
    Any recommendations on a reputable online seller of coturnix chicks? Is this even a good idea?

    I've been trying to find local sellers but the nearest one I found was way up in northeastern PA. I guess the obvious second question is, anyone know any sellers nearby to Philadelphia?

  2. lagpmgdsls

    lagpmgdsls Songster

    Apr 6, 2009
    Shipping is a bad idea unless they are older chicks. The babies need water and food earlier thay chicken chicks do and probably won't survive shipping. They are also tiny when first hatched and more fragile that chicken chicks.

    I am in western CT about 3 hrs from Philly. I am not hatching currently but will be in a couple of months and would certainly sell you some but I won't ship.

    Any interest in hatching eggs yourself?
  3. urbaner

    urbaner In the Brooder

    Jan 10, 2010
    Thanks for your reply. [​IMG]

    I would be interested in hatching the chicks myself but I'm not sure what's involved in incubation and the cost of it (other than buying a pre-manufactured incubator). I wanted to start with live chicks and work my way to incubation.

    Do you think I am going about this the wrong way?
  4. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Songster

    Jul 13, 2009
    Live Oak, FL
    Where do you live?
    Maybe there is a BYC member close to you that can sell you some!
    I see them on Craigs list all the time! In Florida anyway.
    I got mine at a swap meet.

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