Mountain quail eggs... why still so high in price?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bradleyfarm, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. bradleyfarm

    bradleyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am still looking for mountain quail eggs that don't break the bank. If one can find them they are atleast $5.00 an egg, and their is no guarantee of a hatch. Who has the money to throw away for such a small chance of a hatch. I don't. I was just wondering if any one has found someone out there who will sell for alot less than $5.00 an egg. If so, please pass your info along to me.

    THanks, and have a very blessed day!! [​IMG]
     
  2. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Might be a few years then. If you do not want to pay for the eggs...which I consider the cheapest and easiest route to go to get Mountain Quail...then get started/grown pairs.
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  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Best Most Economical Way I Have Seen Is To Wait Til The End Of Season And Buy Breeders Off Of Folks Who Want To Replace Them With New Stock--- The Price Is Usually A Little Better And You're Getting Live Adult Birds, Not Taking A Chance On An Egg That Was At The Mercy Of Usps And Hoping It Will Hatch And Not Be All 1 Sex Or Another...
     
  4. shawnkfl

    shawnkfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it will only take a few people to sell their eggs cheaper, then everyone else will have to or they won't sell them. simple supply and demand. i'm planning on hatching some this spring and selling the eggs when they're ready, for much cheaper, just because i can. i don't need the money and i also think the prices are insane.
     
  5. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:How many Mountian quail do you have now? and what are you charging for eggs?
     
  6. shawnkfl

    shawnkfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't have any right now. come april, i'm going to bite the bullet and buy some with extra cash i have. then i'll raise them up and sell the eggs here cheap. i probably won't have any eggs untiol spring 2011 though. maybe a few late in the year being from florida. i'm not even going to run an auction for them. just a flat rate plus shipping. i think $1.50-$2.00/egg is the price mark. i can't see myself gouging for anything more than that.
     
  7. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Please do add me to your contacts when you starting selling Mountain eggs for that PRICE [​IMG]
    Either PM me here or email me at: [email protected]

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  8. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm with Sam. Let me know when you start selling them!
     
  9. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Good luck with that! You should also buy some Mearns and sell them for that too.
     
  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Good luck with that! You should also buy some Mearns and sell them for that too.

    ROFLMAO [​IMG]

    I SEE WHERE THIS IS GOIN.... AND SHAWN IF YOU DO GET MEARNES I WANT 1ST DIBS---- RANDY( SPECTRUM RANCH) GETS THE LEFT OVERS AFTER ME [​IMG]
     
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