Purchasing Coturnix quail in Massachusetts

Discussion in 'Quail' started by leostrz, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. leostrz

    leostrz New Egg

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    Hi -
    My husband is thinking of raising Coturnix quail, but we could use some help in finding people in Massachusetts who sell them. Can anyone help?
    Best, Linda
     
  2. Last year, I purchased 100 Coturnix eggs off of ebay and had good hatch results - 88 out of 100.
    I also bought 100 BobWhite eggs and had 90 hatch .... I turned these birds loose in my back yard
    hoping to re-establish the BobWhite population in my woods here.
    That was a LOT of hungry little mouths to feed !!
    Unfortunately, some died of natural causes and wound up with 75 or so Coturnix adults.
    I sold these for $4.00 each and ate some.
    Now, my next batch will be the California Valley Quail just because I think they are so cool looking.

    So, if you want an economic entry level into the biz, hatching your own eggs would definately
    be the ticket.

    Just do all your homework first .... what size brooder, what size pens, etc etc and have ALL that
    in place PRIOR to getting any birds. LOL it is hard to build pens with your birds in cardboard boxes.

    Good Luck !!
     
  3. oh ... also, look on the good ole YouTube !!
     
  4. leostrz

    leostrz New Egg

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    Thank you for responding. We were not sure if purchasing by mail and shipping into Mass was ok to do or to go straight to the "farm". We appreciate your advice.
     
  5. Mike-Mike

    Mike-Mike Out Of The Brooder

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    Got my Jumbo Coturnix today. They are chilling out in the snow.
     
  6. Mike-Mike

    Mike-Mike Out Of The Brooder

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    I am having trouble finding Game Bird Feed in MA. Does anyone have a source?
     
  7. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Check out the Northeastern Avricultural Society(NAS) meeting in Westford,Ma on Feb 2nd.Go to www.neasociety.com for more info and directions.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  8. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Where abouts are you in Ma.?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  9. Mike-Mike

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    Shrewsbury (worcester county) but I am willing to drive. Disregard spelling I will blame my phone.
     
  10. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    I know of the Essex Co Op in Topsfield but that's on the eastern side.Try searching the internet,there are Agways all over.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     

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