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Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by First To Hatch, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. First To Hatch

    First To Hatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm seriously considering going big in quail.

    I'm thinking of building trio cages, like 48 of them I want to get golden cortunix A&M cortunix, jumbo brown cortunix, and put jumbo brown males on A&M females and call it the pink meat special.

    I was thinking of selling them for 7$ for 2 dozen eggs (i want to pay for their feed, and be able to buy them new stuff like a mini fridge for storing eggs, a new incubator, and maybe a plucker, then buy myself something pretty every once in awhile.) and charge 8.00-8.50 for shipping and handleing also for the cost of the supplies used to ship them.


    Do I have faith from you guys that you'll buy the eggs?
    I don't want to be having 100 quail and all them laying I wan't to get 24 hens of every 4 types I wan't, And The eggs that people don't buy I could pickle but I don't want to pickle them all! lol

    Also thinking about getting bobwhite quail and chukars as well cause chukars don't sound to demanding and they're bigger and dont need alot of space.

    Thanks guys please
     
  2. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    eBay is a good outlet for your eggs, also. I highly doubt you will be able to get a bunch of people on here to guarantee they will buy your eggs from you, but you can certainly build a reputation and get some sales. Good luck with the quail project.
     
  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi First to hatch,
    If I were you I would read up a little on the chuckars.My experiance with them is if you don't give them a lot of space,they kill each other.As for the quial,great idea.There absolutely no waste in birds or eggs.You can sell pickled eggs,hatching eggs and live birds or dressed birds.And the eggs you don't sell,make hard boiled eggs and feed them to your flock.Of course you will have to crush them up so they can't see that they are eating their own eggs.If you don't crush them,they may start eating the eggs you want to get from them.Contact a few restuarants and let them know what your plans are.Ecspecially chinese or korean resteraunts,these are delicacese(spelling) foods to them.
    But don't plan on making any money for a while as you see the cost of feed.I pay 17.00 for 50# of crumble feed.
    Just my 2 cents worth.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  4. First To Hatch

    First To Hatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:First off wow 17$ is alot I'm paying 13$ for a 50# bag

    I read somewhere that a 15 inches wide 24 inches deep and 15 inches high cage will properly house a male chukar and two females. You've given some stuff to think about considering selling quail eggs to reasturants but I'm pretty sure I need a license and papers to sell them, and what if someone gets sick from eating them and gets a weird dieses or salmonella and sues me? if a lady can win millions of dollars for spilling hot coffee on herself a person can win money for getting a dieses. I've thought about this before you know..... I think I'll go with the selling fertile eggs, pickled eggs and trying to convince my family to eat quail eggs instead of chicken eggs that we buy, also want to start proccessing a couple of quail, but I never tried the meat and would really like to. I want chukars because 1. they seem like an interesting bird. 2. there the same size as the cornish hens my mom buys that she stuffs with rice and roasts and make potatoe salad with it and thought we can replace the cornish hens with the chukars. 3. its a bigger egg if no one wants the quail eggs.


    I always thought I could proccess the old quail breast them and but the breasts in a pressure cooker and make soup out of them.


    So I guess I could get rid of the extra birds and eggs by selling fertile eggs, pickling, incubating myself, eating them, feeding them to my birds, and eating the quail and giving quail meat to friends.

    Would really like the chukars but can't find any info on them if you have any links.
     
  5. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi First to Hatch,
    Go to www.gbwf.org.This is Dan Cowells site(Luphura on here).I'm sure you will be going to this site many times a day.It also has a buy sell section.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  6. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    I have a bunch of Bobwhites and I've butchered a few and to me, they taste like chicken. [​IMG] They're easier to dispatch than chickens, but harder to get a grip on the little buggers. I bought a pair of notched gamebird shears from www.cabelas.com - very nice!

    You may have to have a license for game birds. In my state, you need a license for native birds, like Bobwhites, but not for non-natives, like Coturnix.

    Eggs: I've never had pickled eggs but we have eaten them scrambled and it is a PITB to crack them. The shells are thinner, so they sort of crush and then the inner membrane is really tough and by the time you rip that open, you've pretty much got a scrambled egg. [​IMG]

    I want some Texas A&M quail. I plan to buy a few dozen hatching eggs in the spring. I haven't even looked for a seller, yet, but if you're up and running when I'm ready to buy, then I'll take a look.

    Good luck! I think my quail are really sweet and I love the sounds they make.
     
  7. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Here in N.H. you need a license to raise native birds also.
    I've heard that people egg the pickedled eggs shell and all.I've never tried them myself.
    First to hatch,click on user name resolution,he will help you get started with your adventure with the quial business.His name is Kermit and is very informative in all aspects of raising birds.He has also produced his own line of feed for birds,which I'm sure will interest you.In fact the website for his feed is www.foragecakes.com,everyone should check it out.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  8. First To Hatch

    First To Hatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure that all the 48 states need one not sure bout Hawii or Alaska but if i get chukar or bobs ill need one how do I contact this kermit.... is he on BYC I didn't understand what you were saying on contacting him.
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Here in Ohio you need permit for native birds like bobwhite, none for Coturnix.

    Coturnix you can grow like weeds. Start laying at 6 weeks and each hen lays over 300 eggs per year.
    Adults sell at bird auctions for 50 cents to 1.00
     
  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    A good place to sell is Ebay or eggbid.com and also here on the BYC buy sell trade section.
     
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