The numbers creep up on you

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Sushi, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Sushi

    Sushi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been collecting my button eggs and setting them every couple days. I have some serama eggs in my incubtor as well, so I have had 3 quail and 3 chicken racks in my turner. Well today I had to take out one of the chicken racks and pop in another quail rack, because the other 3 were full. I set 15 more eggs today and then counted up. I have 75 eggs in there ! Boy they sneak up on you. I am so happy though. It's been a real struggle to get them going sometimes.
     
  2. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh man, I hope you have a lot of empty cages around.

    75 buttons could mean you'll need up to 38 more cages, LOL. Granted not all will hatch, but even if you had just 50% hatch...
     
  3. Sushi

    Sushi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I were going to keep them all, yes. I have a number of people waiting for them though, most wanting multiple pairs. If I have more than I can sell to individuals, I am going to see if I can get a fair price from pet shops on them. I did see a pair coturnix selling for $30 in one pet shop and I know they used to carry buttons but the breeder they had retired from breeding them. I think that shop will be my first stop.
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I wish we had a pet store close by here, that's one thing I'd thought of doing with the buttons. Maybe one day...
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Be sure you only sell grown buttons. Babies die with-in a day. I advize you to sell only adults. [​IMG]
     
  6. Sushi

    Sushi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed Mrs.FluffyPuffy. I think they youngest I would sell them would be when they're feathered in everywhere but their heads. I wouldn't trust a pet shop to brood young chicks let alone educate the buyer on how to care for the little things.
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I would only sell grown ones..if you're selling for pets..sell only the Males. Female buttons are: Wild, Flighty and hate to be handled.
     

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