Shipping boxes for quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by smirch9, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. smirch9

    smirch9 Out Of The Brooder

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    I raise hundreds of Bobwhite's every year and currently looking for a good quality shipping box, so I can ship up to 25-50 at a time. Any ideas? I don't want to spend retail, would rather purchase large quantities at a discount. What are you guys using? Thanks!
     
  2. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
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    I don't know if you are even allowed to ship that many....

    I use boxesforbirds.com or something like that, they are sized for pigeons, so they work well for quail. The 8 bird box is a double decker with dividers for each quail, and I really liked it.

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Try "David & Eildeana Matthews" <[email protected]>. They used to be on eggbid until it closed.Very reasonable prices.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    For Day Old Babies You Can Ship In Chick Flats, All Other Must Go In Horizon Type Boxes Which Are Made In Single Stall And Multiple Nest Boxes
     
  5. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Horizon .com has Quail shippers.I was told they are the only shipper that's accepted by the post office for shipping birds in.The company sells them singly or in quantity. They're very nice ,helpful people in my opinion
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Horizon .com has Quail shippers.I was told they are the only shipper that's accepted by the post office for shipping birds in.The company sells them singly or in quantity. They're very nice ,helpful people in my opinion

    MUCH LIKE EVERY WHITE COTURNIX IS AUTOMATICALLY CALLED AN A&m, ALL SHIPPING BOXES HAVE THE ACQUIRED NAME OF HORIZON BOXES.... THERE ARE A FEW OTHER BRANDS OUT THERE, DONT KNOW IF THEY ARE ANY CHEAPER OR NOT THO. YOU CAN ALWAYS LOOK AT THE AUCTION SITES AND FIND THEM IN QUANTITY EBAY, OVABID, THE NEW EGG-BID.COM, EGGBID.NET

    IF SHIPPING 25 LG JUVIES OR ADULTS THEY MAKE A PIGEON NEST THAT IS A DECENT SIZE, PROBABLY 24-32 INCHES SQUARE. FOLKS USE THEM TO SHIP RACING PIGEONS AROUND HERE ALL THE TIME.
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Horizon does have a 'new' quail shipper, it's basically a modified chick shipping box. I don't know how many they hold, or if they are even available for purchase. The last time I checked their site it just said 'coming fall of 2010' for the quail shippers.
     
  8. smirch9

    smirch9 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the replies, I will check into all of them. I ship day to week old birds and adults too. I mainly sell them locally however I've been getting requests to ship them across state and so on.
     
  9. Valley quail breeder

    Valley quail breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
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    Quote:Definitely reccomended, the boxes are cheaper for one or two, they got here within two days, and they were easy to use, fairly light, and easy to ship with!
     

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