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Minimum order questions!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by PoultryAddict 1, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. PoultryAddict 1

    PoultryAddict 1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hullo,

    I currently have 3 chickens and 2 ducks, and previously had 10 bobwhite quail.
    at that time I was in Pennsylvania so I just bought them from a game farm where
    people used them for hunting, sadly they got eaten by a weasel, and now I find myself wanting quail again!

    However the minimum order for most hatcheries is like 50, and I simply want 20 or so and keep some for eggs, eat some for meat. Does anybody know of a hatchery that can ship 20 day old chicks? ( I'm going to go with Jumbo Cortix.)

    Thanks! Quail are amazing critters.
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  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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  3. PoultryAddict 1

    PoultryAddict 1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have delt with the "funky chicken farm before"
    I could talk trash about it for HOURS,
    but in short,

    Its not a good place.


    Thanks for the suggestion thou!
    All the farms by us suck.
     
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  4. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Well that is too bad, for many reasons!

    I am curious, though, if it was the facility conditions, quality of birds, customer service... though you don't have to say anything . You have to be careful what you say these days, from what I've seen on Judge Judy lol
     
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  5. Penguino1

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    craigslist typically has many people selling quail for around 2-3$ per day old chick. Again, not the cheapest, but you know the chick is going to be alive by the time it reaches your home
     
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  6. Jaybird14

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    I started my little flock purchasing eggs off e-bay and hatching them. the hatch rate was not very good but it gave me a base to start with.
    The foam incubators , if you don't already have one , do not cost that much.

    Just a thought. :)

    Good luck and have fun with it.

    Jay
     
  7. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens

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    X2 on looking locally. Coturnix are easy to keep and breed, but don't ship well, so a local source is perfect. If you are not able to find any locally, I would suggest getting eggs (James Marie is very reputable and ships eggs that arrive and hatch well for me). If you can't find them locally, that means there is a great opportunity for you to be that local provider for other people. You won't get rich. but it can make you hobby pay its way.
     
  8. PoultryAddict 1

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    all of the above!
    the conditions were AWFUL, half did'nt even have water!
    and they all had worms/parasities/marake's/god knows what else.
    NEVER AGAIN.
     
  9. Tabasco Jack

    Tabasco Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a Florida Quail Breeders group on Facebook you could join. Should be able to find someone within driving distance of you.
    If you're coming through Atlanta, I could set you up with some Coturnix.
     

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