Is $3.50 per bird a good price?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by pringle, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Hey all,I saw an add on Craigslist and found out there is a guy selling 6-7 week old coturnix quail for $3.50.Is this a decent price?He said they would be available around mid april which should give me plenty of time to get the new breeding pen set up.Speaking of which I thought I could make this https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=10901-cage-page .I will put wire instead of plywood as flooring,does this sound good?
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    yes that is a good price [​IMG]
     
  3. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    wish I could have sold them at that price
     
  4. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    That's a good price, I sell mine around that.
     
  5. bigathena

    bigathena Out Of The Brooder

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    it i sfair market value-retail price. You could probably find them cheaper at an auction, but from a breeder you get good healthy stock if they are good!
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I sell mine for $2-$2.50, they only bring $3 or more at the Amish/Mennonite auctions. So to me it's a little high.
     
  7. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Nice,thanks guys.I think I will probably order around 10 of them and hatch out there eggs in a big home made incubator im making then build up too around 30 females,sell there eggs over the summer at farmers market then at the end butcher around 20 of the smallest and save the biggest for breeding next year [​IMG]
     
  8. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    depend on your area............i see them sell for .50 to 3.00........but heck if you want some whats a few dollars. To me I look at the low prices they sell for , whats a dollar or two.

    When I paid as high as 25.00 for some bobs.
     
  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:EXACTLY! PRICE IS A VERY REGIONAL AND MARKET DRIVEN THING... SOME PLACES EVERYTHING COSTS MORE= HIGHER PRICE ON BIRDS... SOME LESS- LOWER PRICE ON BIRDS.... AND IF YOU FLOOD THE MARKET THEN THE PRICE USUALLY DROPS AS WELL.
     

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