gamebird farm

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chickenshow, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. chickenshow

    chickenshow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so now that i am older i am looking to start my own gamebird farm here in missouri and i was wondering how you all got started with gamebirds and your facilities and how you manage them i am pretty much looking for any advise you are willing to give me i was also wondering do u have ur farm at your house cause mine would be started on the land i inherited about 6 miles from my house thanks for any help
    chickenshow
     
  2. holachicka

    holachicka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought eggs... [​IMG] Now the chicks are in the brooder, more eggs are in the bator and we are still building the pens! [​IMG] My pens will be at my house, and I am slowly working up to more birds, pens and varieties. I'm going to have to get licensed to own/sell the birds, but have to figure out what I want to own and how many first... What do you plan on raising and what do you plan to do with them?
     
  3. chickenshow

    chickenshow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well im hoping to have chukars and bobwhite quail and then maybe add courtnix quail later on but we have a truck camper that we r going to cut to use as winter housing to put the pens in and the are staying in kinda like rabbit hutches when i first start out and im still looking for a market
     
  4. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    Banker chiming in here.

    It is cool that you have decided to try something new, but I would suggest taking the time to sketch out a basic business plan. I have a template I can email you if you are interested.

    Would you be releasing these birds for hunters on your own property, or selling them to other pay to play hunting areas? I know some end users are falconers who want to train their birds as well.

    Some other markets have been discussed for quail eggs, etc. in communities with a high density of folks from Japan, China, and other western Pacific countries. It would be interesting to see how this develops.

    Andy
     
  5. chickenshow

    chickenshow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ya we have a large market for quail hgunting clubs and i would maybe later on want to start my own and i would be veryinterested in that template you have
     

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