Quail eggs arrived!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Dogfish, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    A friend had made an offer to send me some Valley quail eggs, so I took him up. Today I received a box of eggs which will go promptly into the incubator. Should be fun, and hopefully I'll have something to report in 21-22 days. Only lost one, which was cracked upon receipt.

    We head over to a heritage turkey breeder tomorrow to pick out a few poults to start our new flock of turkeys. Birds are addictive!
  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Neat. Were they shipped or hand-delivered? I'd be curious to know what your success rate is when they hatch. My first shipped eggs this year were turkey eggs where 7 or 9 hatched. With my button quail, it was only 8 out of 24 that went into the incubator. The shipping seems hard on them, no matter how well packed.

    Years ago, I ordered an expensive hand-made solid maple quilting frame for my mother for Xmas. I was right there by the front door when UPS pulled up, so I went out into the falling November snow just in time to catch the guy literally throwing the boxes off the back of the truck. I said, "hey, that's almost $1,000 worth of hand made furniture, please be careful" -- his smart alec reply was, "well, it's worth a couple of hundred less now." It's good thing I knew the guy and was on good terms with him.
  3. ranit

    ranit Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    Wow, would he be my friend too? I have always wanted valley quail, but they are hard to find in my area and shipped eggs can be such a disappointment hatching. I will probably try and order some eggs sometime though.
  4. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    How were they shipped? Looks like a good box!

    But for valley quail eggs, it was probably worth it.
  5. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Songster

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Now that's a custom egg carton!!!!
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

    Mar 2, 2009
    Thats A Gun Case.... Quite An Effect Transport Vessel I Should Imagine, Tho A Tad Bit Pricey [​IMG]
  7. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    They were shipped about 400 miles, USPS 2 day for $6.56, in the double pistol case you see there. Got them into the incubator and discovered another cracked one. I'll ship the pistol case back with a present, like a nice flask of Maker's Mark, or something similar. Inexpensive cases run about $10-20.
  8. darkfur

    darkfur Songster

    best. packaging. ever

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