shipping day old quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jeffg1, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. jeffg1

    jeffg1 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a lot of birds laying and selling day old birds at local sale . Just wondering what is the best way to ship them ? Any help is much aprechated and yes my spelling sucks
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It's probably best to not ship them, if you can avoid it. They need food and water a lot sooner than other chicks do. If you must ship them, there is a type of gel you can buy to put in with them. I don't remember the name of it, but it supplies water and vitamins to them during shipment. Most of us that do ship them wait until they are a few weeks old. [​IMG]
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:THE BEST WAY IS TO NOT SHIP THEM AT ALL. THEY ARE QUITE FRAIL AS BABIES AND THE LOSS RATES YOU'LL EXPERIENCE IS APPAULLING AT BEST.
     
  4. jeffg1

    jeffg1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Before i got my quail up and going i bought day old birds all them time and had them shiped never had a problem with it then .
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Good Luck. I Personally Have Never Shipped Them As Babies. But I Know Many That Have And Have Heard A Lot Of Horror Stories.
     

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