First time shipping grown quails...please I need your adivice

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jm93030, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there guys

    I have 10
    6 months old quails I like to shipp to a place about 6 hours from here, Buyer is not willing to drive but is interested in getting the shipped.

    What size box do I need?

    Can I put all 10 in 1 box?


    Thank you
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2011
  2. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got some quail in the mail. LOL. It was a 6 stall box and 2 quail to a stall. They have to be shipped Express mail and that will run you $75-$140.
    What kind of quail are you shipping?
     
  3. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have never shipped quail but for that kind of shipping I think I would give them the option to just pay for the gas and me deliver them, it would come out about the same.
     
  5. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I really dont feel like driving 6 hours to sell 10 birds for 90 dls
    I rather shipp them
     
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  6. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This are bobwhite quails
    Silvers
    orange
    whites
     
  7. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well with that kind of shipping that will boost his cost from $9 a bird to $16.50-$23 a bird, I think that kind of cost will probably discorage him from the purchase all togather.
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It makes a big difference knowing what type of quail you are sending. Bobwhites are easily spooked, so you can't just toss them all in together, somebody would probably die. I believe the Omni NEST is the best choice. With the dividers, it cuts it down into 2, 4, 6, or 8 separate compartments. I would make it into the 8-compartment and put 2 females together in 2 of the compartments.

    However, you can ship 3 of the single NESTS together, just connect them with tape real well. You'd probably have to make dividers for them, but those boxes are cheaper on this site: http://poultry2.tripod.com/id3.html

    Actual
    shipping should not be that much. Including the price of the box(es) you'd be around or below the low end ($75)
     
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