Good Place to rehome Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Selene uwu, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Selene uwu

    Selene uwu Chirping

    May 16, 2019
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    I recently posted a thread on here for a free re homing of my 3 male Japanese quail and I have received little response back. I am a bit anxious just because of their behavior, and I am worried about their own safety. I have someone interested in one of them but I was pressured by an individual in my circle to just put them up on craigslist. I personally do not trust Craig list for giving away animals, is there any other place where I could sell/give away my quails to reasonably honest people?
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  2. Nabiki

    Nabiki Songster

    May 15, 2019
    Sonoma County, CA
    Can you put a flyer up at your local feed store? That's where I first started looking for quail and they said that when I have a flock I should put one up since there are others who have asked for them.
  3. preciouseureka

    preciouseureka Chirping

    Apr 3, 2016
    I've found good leads through feed stores and pet stores. Also health food stores sometimes have bulletin boards for people interested in self sufficiency and healthy living. Hang in there and good luck!
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  4. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Crowing

    Oct 30, 2017
    Central Texas
    To get a good home for 3 coturnix males, you're going to have to find someone who has at least 30 females, but does not yet have males. Or you'd have to find 3 people who have a number of female quail, but, again, no males. I'm really not sure how realistic that is, since most people get coturnix by hatching them from eggs, which gives them an excess of males. Maybe if you find someone who needs unrelated birds for breeding, I guess.
    Feed and pet stores sound like a good idea. Be very sure anyone who wants them knows that they cannot be kept alone, though- coturnix quail should not be kept singly.
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  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Enlightened

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Can you not eat them?
  6. Helloworld

    Helloworld Songster

    Jul 17, 2018
    Down on the Suwannee River
    Yes you can eat the roos.
  7. Tycine1

    Tycine1 Crowing

    May 26, 2009
    David, Chiriquí, Panama
    A bit far for me to come pick them up (I live in Panama) and they'd be going off to freezer camp.
    In all seriousness though,
    I take it that you just cannot bring yourself to eat them, now that you've raised them, and I get that... but next time, name them things like Quail Ala Orange... or other foodie types of names to keep you focused on their eventual purpose... eggs and meat.
    Perhaps you're alright with eating them, but just don't think you can process them for the table. In that case there are many good youtube videos demonstrating the VERY FAST process, and I've posted their links in the not so distant past, so if you want you can look for the link that way. Most show how to pluck them and all, but I just skin mine... turns a 10 minute job into a 3 minute job.

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