Selling Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ILoveChickens01, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. ILoveChickens01

    ILoveChickens01 Chirping

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    Hello!

    I am looking into breeding and selling quail. I was wondering how easy it is to sell. Would I have trouble selling? How has your experience selling quail been? If you buy quail, do you buy it from a local breeder, or from a hatchery?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dragons4u

    Dragons4u Songster

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    I've noticed prices on C.L. for my area seem to start at two dollars for hatchlings, and increase fifty cents every week, to a maximum of five dollars.
     
  3. ILoveChickens01

    ILoveChickens01 Chirping

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    Do you feel that is reasonable? Would you buy quail at that pricing?
     
  4. Dragons4u

    Dragons4u Songster

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    I wouldn't cause I hatch my own. [​IMG]
     
  5. ILoveChickens01

    ILoveChickens01 Chirping

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    Do you sell the quail you hatch then?
     
  6. Dragons4u

    Dragons4u Songster

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    No. I butcher extra males and sell the eggs. There are three culinary schools in my area, and they love to buy the eggs.
    I'm currently selling my eggs with recycled plastic cartons for 8 dollars an 18 count. 6 dollars if you bring back the carton to be reused. Two bucks is steep price for the cartons, but it pretty much ensures they get brought back.
    The prices will drop as more competition starts producing eggs.
     
  7. ILoveChickens01

    ILoveChickens01 Chirping

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    Okay. There is a lot of chickens for sale in my area (eggs and live), but not many quail. I also could sell hatching eggs on ebay.
     
  8. BKLewis201

    BKLewis201 Hatching

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    The market for local Quail eggs is not developed in my area. To stimulate it I am sharing my home Quail egg meal ideas and I tip the sushi chef with them when I go out. Once my production is up I will make 2 product offers. First I will consign them to a store. Second is I will offer to deliver to Asian resteraunts. As for where I source my birds, I order from various suppliers to indroduce more diversity into my flock. Not every generation mid you, but once or twice a year should keep my blood lines fresh. Good Luck!
     
  9. dc3085

    dc3085 Crowing

    The market for specialty foods like quail and quail eggs can be very sporadic. Never hatch more birds than you are prepared to eat yourself at any given time. Be prepared to be stuck with all of your stock intermittently as the market fluctuates. Toward the end of fall I usually end up filling the freezer with quail since demand for chicks and breeders drops off suddenly in the winter here.
     
  10. spotsplus

    spotsplus Songster

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    I buy eggs to hatch and sell the babies at $5 each (Button and Coturnix). They sell well here in MA.
     

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