How much is to much to pay for a pair of button quail ?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by EasterEggersRULE, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. EasterEggersRULE

    EasterEggersRULE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have picked out a pair of buttons and have decided they will be indoor aviary birds and they are a normal male and a tuxedo female both are 7 months and the female is laying an egg a day. They will cost me $70 and that includes shiping. Is that to much ?? Should i just order hatching eggs instead ??

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    The quail ALONE will cost $50 gas to drive them here will be $20 so that clears everything up.
     
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  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
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    holy COW, i would never pay that much, 70 is just ridiculous, i'd get a hold of quailladyoffortmyers she has button hatching eggs i think like, 16 bucks for 25 eggs
     
  3. EasterEggersRULE

    EasterEggersRULE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok i thought that was a little high thanks i will contact her.
     
  4. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
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    i am not sure 100% on that price, you'll have to check out her site, but i know its MUCH cheaper then 70 bucks
     
  5. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really, that's a lot. But, the seller isn't gouging you, most of that cost is actually the cost of air freight -- live birds have to go next day air, I believe, and that is NOT cheap. I think a typical small live bird carrier is around $35 to $40 postage, from what I've seen checking out ads from various vendors.

    I've seen buttons for sale in pet stores for about $15 each, so the $70 figure makes sense when you include shipping.

    But yes, if you can hatch your own, it will save you a lot of $. However, you may not be guaranteed to get the specific color and gender combo you want.
     
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  6. laughingull

    laughingull Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wish you lived in Los Angeles- would happily give you some of mine. Can't even imagine how the high-strung little things survive shipping. When I bought my pair at the feed store they about keeled over just from the car ride home. Poor little things came out of the carrier and flopped over on their sides for a while - REALLY scared me. Was careful with them and the car ride was less than an hour.
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Whoa There... Wait A Second Here... How Much Do The Buttons Cost? And How Much Is The Shipping? There's A Big Difference.
     
  8. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
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    WOW! $70 is rediculous!
    I got mine for free and I even found 15 on Craigslist for $3 each so $45 for 15!!
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Keep In Mind Shipping On Live Birds Older Than 24 Hrs Is A Specific And Very Costly Thing... Only Usps Will Ship, They Must Be In Approved Shipping Container (commonly Called A Horizon Box) Which Costs 15 Bucks Or So Just For Each Container, Then Add To It A Minimum Of 25.00 Per Box Shipped... Shipping Live Birds Costs A Ton! But By Getting Them This Way You Have A Definate Number Of Birds And Definate Sex Ratio As Well As A Definate Head Start On Egg Production- Whereas With Eggs You Have No Guarentee Of Hatch At All, And Certainly No Way Of Knowing Sex Ratio Or Coloration Of Each Bird Until Hatch Is Accomplished...... Both Have Draw Backs [​IMG]
     
  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:YOUR WERE NOT SHIPPED
     

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