How much money do YOU make selling your quail eggs?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ctsanders1, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. ctsanders1

    ctsanders1 Out Of The Brooder

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    What I'd like to see here is how much money you make selling your quail eggs, and how you sell them? eBay for hatching eggs? Farmers market? Individuals, etc...

    If you sell to individuals, explain how you established a customer base...

    If you sell at the farmers market, what are your prices?

    Just trying to gather some information for ideas myself.
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    That really depends on the economy I think. Season before last (spring/summer 2009) I was making $40+ weekly from selling eggs for hatching on ebay and on here. I had orders 2-3 weeks out all season long.

    This past season I think I might have made $40 total, maybe $80. People just weren't buying eggs this past season like they were the one before. I had to hatch a lot of quail to try and take a little of the feed bill edge off.
     
  3. ctsanders1

    ctsanders1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Right now I have about 16 in one cage.... overpopulated with males, so I'm getting 4-7 eggs a day from the females. We have 7 chicken hens that lay pretty good so that keeps one egg bowl pretty full. I saved my coturnix eggs for about a week before I started eating them, and that bowl hasn't been depleted yet....

    I have 13 baby buttons and about 30 baby coturnix... also 5 more coturnix (4 female out of that bunch) that are about 5 weeks old now in another cage.... plus I have 100 tuxedo coturnix in the incubator.... trying to bring the quail population up to about 300 females.

    Hopefully I'd be able to sell all the eggs, even if I have to sell them cheap.

    I am thinking about crushing my own oyster shell since I live in Florida, and thinking about drying out fish guts to make a large food supplement. Who knows.

    They sure do eat a lot, but it isn't _that_ expensive. A bag is about $15 bucks and it last a few weeks.
     
  4. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None! I eat them all!

    To clarify, I have a small number of birds. One of the reasons I have them is eggs (the other is pets). Eating chicken eggs makes me nauseous. It's not the idea of eating chicken eggs that makes me sick. It's something about the proteins in them. (The amount in baked goods is okay. But, none scrambled, fried, etc.) However, my coturnix & button quail eggs are fine for me.

    So... Yum! I don't care if it costs me a few dollars to have an omelet. It probably does since I keep all the extra boys around...[​IMG]

    (I currently have 29 buttons & 18 coturnix, though 9 are too young to lay eggs and I don't know their gender yet.)
     
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  5. bryleighs_gmal

    bryleighs_gmal Out Of The Brooder

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    i been selling coturnix quail for 20 yrs. i have to make 16 cents an egg for me to gain a 45% profit..

    100 quail jumbo you need to do this to figure what you need to charge


    home base grown jumbo cost 18.00 for a trio (live) an any other place i sell

    day old chick quail are 1.00 a piece i will hold til 3 days of age then the price goes up the more i have to care an feed usually by 4 weeks of age they are 2.75
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Nothing! People around here have NO CLUE what to do with them! LOL

    I have managed to find people who know about the wonders of duck eggs though.
     
  7. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sell hatching eggs on ebay and on my website for 4.00 a dozen. I also sell them at the farmers market and have an ad at the co-op.
     
  8. heatherndoug

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    I found a place where I am in Florida that sells a great mash. The more you buy the less it is. I get 100lbs of layer mash for 16 bux. Every 500lbs I think it goes down. People where I am drive for miles to get this food. I have also noticed a great difference in the birds since I stopped going to my local feed store. If you are anywhere near the Gainesville area let me know I can give you the name. I dont know if mentioning it outright is like free advertising or something. I dont want to get in any trouble.


    Heather

    OH and ps I get about 3 dollars a carton for chicken eggs. I can get about 5 for Quail but I really only sell to friends right now. I have to apply for some farm license to sell and label them not for human consumption. I will work on that when I start hatching my own and have more than 19 hens..and 30 quail. [​IMG]
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    I Buy In Bulk, 1000lbs A Month Gamebird/ 800lbs Chicken Feed. I Get It From A Local Mill. Gbs Is Roughly 22-23 Dollars Per 100lbs. I Dont Spend Any Money On My Birds At All... Feed, New Stock/ Blood/ Speces, Pen Materials, Permit/ Licence Fees, Shipping Materials== All Paid For 100% By Egg Sales. They Support Themselves And The Farm End Of It 100%, Now If I Could Just Get Me And The Dogs Supported By It.....
     
  10. ctsanders1

    ctsanders1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:
    I found a place where I am in Florida that sells a great mash. The more you buy the less it is. I get 100lbs of layer mash for 16 bux. Every 500lbs I think it goes down. People where I am drive for miles to get this food. I have also noticed a great difference in the birds since I stopped going to my local feed store. If you are anywhere near the Gainesville area let me know I can give you the name. I dont know if mentioning it outright is like free advertising or something. I dont want to get in any trouble.


    Heather

    OH and ps I get about 3 dollars a carton for chicken eggs. I can get about 5 for Quail but I really only sell to friends right now. I have to apply for some farm license to sell and label them not for human consumption. I will work on that when I start hatching my own and have more than 19 hens..and 30 quail. [​IMG]

    I'm in Panama City Beach, but if I could go get 500 pounds of it and save some money, I'd do it... PM me with the information if you will! Thanks a bunch.
     

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