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Hatching Eggs - Where to Buy and What to Look For.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Safado, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Safado

    Safado Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm having a hard time finding local eggs, so I think mail order is what I'll need to do.

    I've looked on the buy/sell/trade threads here on BYC, and lots of people are looking without many selling. Ebay seems a little more expensive than I was thinking ($55 for 120 eggs, shipped).

    Is there another site I should look for them on? Amazon sells them ($24 for 48 eggs, shipped), so maybe there is another site out there I am not thinking of.

    Is it just the season? should I wait a few months?
     
  2. Slongest

    Slongest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you looking for any breeds? or just mixes more details please
     
  3. Safado

    Safado Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm leaning heavily towards coturnix, but am open to other breeds. I'm looking to keep some breeders, but my intention is both meat and eggs.

    Edit: I have a hova-bator genesis, and just ordered the trays for quail eggs, so I am looking to get around 120 to do a full batch.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2013
  4. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mail order, here is a link to a site that is mentioned here often (click HERE).
     
  5. Safado

    Safado Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure I want to spend the 0.75-1.00 per egg that he's charging. I guess you get what you pay for, but that seems pretty expensive for what I'm ultimately looking for as a frugal move.
     
  6. steveovergard

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    I tried to order from that link mentioned above. The quality seems high and the owner knows his stuff.. I have not been able to place an order despite an email and 4 phone messages and 2 very brief phone calls with no follow up. Ugh .
     
  7. bingrancher

    bingrancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that Robbie the owner at james marie farms is expanding his facility and been changing things up. He still has great birds as I have about 25 of his meat class pharoah and wild type cots. I know he is gettting real busy down in LA so that might be why he also hasnt got back to you steve. I think most people are trying to get their own flock numbers built up again and waiting for warmer temps. Id wait till march at least.
     
  8. if your looking for a place to buy quail eggs, try this site, post want your looking for, if there is a member close by , make arrangements to pick up or post, sorry i cant help im in sydney aussie land. good luck
     
  9. Safado

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    I was about to give up on quail and raise some chicken eggs. when I went onto KSL (a local classified ads page) to find a rooster, the first ad in the poultry section was for quail eggs (there hadn't been one for fertile eggs in about a month). I called him, and he is getting 8 dozen a week. I'll probably pick a week's worth up on Saturday. It's not the full 10 dozen, and it is still more than I expected, but 4 a dozen, that haven't gone through the mail is not too bad.
     
  10. bobsbirds

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    Just keep looking in your local newspaper's and chicken breeders mag's. It's all out there on the net. On my comp, I can pick up another site for selling eggs off anything that lays eggs. It's just you having the time.lol
    Cheer's BOB................
     

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