1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

I am SO SO SO dissapointed!!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by holachicka, May 15, 2010.

  1. holachicka

    holachicka Songster

    Jan 4, 2010
    Folsom, CA
    So the guy I was supposed to get fertile coturnix quail eggs from for $3.00 a dozen in my immediate area.. completely flaked out on me... [​IMG] Not that I blame him, he said his mom decided not to sell eggs for hatching because it would ruin her business of selling eggs... [​IMG] Anyways. that has left me searching for eggs in my area, hoping I can find someone that is selling somewhat cheap, and avoiding shipping, as my budget is tight... but my son helped me build our incubator (think I cut, he threw away styrofoam) and REALLY wants to put some eggs in there (me too) [​IMG] ... Wish me luck and please don't mind my rant... Just thought someone might feel my stress!!!
  2. crash0330

    crash0330 Songster

    Mar 11, 2010
    Mecca, CA
    My Coop
    Youre too far away from me, I couldve help you out with some bobwhite eggs.
  3. holachicka

    holachicka Songster

    Jan 4, 2010
    Folsom, CA
    Aww, Thanks! I appreciate that!

    The guy's been stringing me along for almost 3 weeks now. I posted an add on CL looking for coturnix or bobwhite eggs. We'll see what happens! Now I'm almost too excited to decide between a good or bad deal!
  4. Vnctan

    Vnctan Songster

    Apr 4, 2010
    Bangor,CA 95914
    Here is an ad for some Bobwhite layers a couple hours from you. http://chico.craigslist.org/grd/1726942752.html

    is an ad for Coturnix layers in Sac. http://www.thatquailplace.com/quail/coturn1.htm

    These people have quail eggs in Galt. http://sacramento.craigslist.org/grd/1735032879.html

    is someone who has Coturnix quail for $3 ea and hatching eggs for 50 cents ea in Lodi. http://sacramento.craigslist.org/grd/1735032879.html

    guy has Coturnix eggs 10 for $1.75 in Turlock. http://modesto.craigslist.org/grd/1727481572.html

    guy has California Valley Quail, Desert Quail, Mountain Quail, Gambel's Quail, Texas Blue Scale Quail, Japanese "Coturnix" Quail, Chinese Painted "Button" Quail, Bobwhite [Northern, Eastern, & Georgia Giant Bobwhite quail for $3 ea or eggs also in Stockton but will deliver. http://stockton.craigslist.org/grd/1730339566.html

    this helps.
    Last edited: May 16, 2010
  5. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Not that I blame him, he said his mom decided not to sell eggs for hatching because it would ruin her business of selling eggs...

    She most likely is selling them to an asian market or clientele for use in sushi and bento. If you sell eggs it cuts into her market.
  6. DLS

    DLS Songster

    Buy eggs from them to eat & hatch them out. egg is an egg, most likely they are fertile any way.
  7. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Crowing

    Jan 7, 2009
    Central Pennsyltucky
    Quote:You know, I was thinking the same thing. BUT, thinking more about it, I say that you check ebay out. Find an auction that has a ton of eggs in it for a cheap price. I bought 150 eggs last year for under $25. Then sell any excess chicks (or eat them).
  8. I knew this thread was coming, I got the text on Friday from Andrew.
    What a bummer . . .

    Im pretty dissapointed.

    Holachicka, coturnix start laying at about 6 - 8 weeks, so mine are what about 2.5 or 3 weeks old . . .
    Once they start laying, Ill hook you up.

    I dont understand peoples reasoning for things, and "moms" attitude about it just makes me WANT to put her out of biz.
    Obviously these people dont know too much about it besides selling refrigerated eggs, so it wouldnt be too hard to find a market.
    Once their birds stop laying, they are SOL, but Ill be producing new birds and continue selling eggs.

    So, if you can wait a few more weeks, Ill get you some fertile hatchin coturnix eggs.
    Im sorry to say, but I hope Andrew sees this and tells his mommy what my plan is.
  9. I had to teach Andrew how to tell if fertile, and how to store hatching eggs.
    They keep em in the fridge, and Im sure they aint gonna stop, especially with the new attitude about it.
    If you buy eggs from him thinking you just wont tell him your gonna hatch em, youll be wasting your money.
  10. holachicka

    holachicka Songster

    Jan 4, 2010
    Folsom, CA
    You guys are the best! [​IMG] I even posted an add on craigslist looking for quail eggs. I got a couple of responses, and one guy seems to know what he's doing. Chickenwhisperer even if I do get quail eggs in the meantime, I'd love to buy some from you when they start producing, so I can have variety! I emailed the chico bobwhite guy and am hoping he has some eggs available, my neighbors son live there and would be willing to transport some to me the next time he visits, so we'll see! Yeah, it seems that Andrews mom was being a little silly, she could either sell me the eggs and make some money, or I would just buy them from someone else... [​IMG] Don't think she's really thought it through... I wouldn't want to trick them though and buy eggs for eating to incubate.

    On a side note, tour of california is underway, and lance armstrong just rode by my house. cool!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: