the QUAIL business

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Little_Bigfoot, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Little_Bigfoot

    Little_Bigfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well in the last few weeks i have been selling like crazy, i only sell local but it was looking like i wasnt going to get any sales so i was giving away coturnix and bobs left and right but all of the sudden the market picked up and my quail are selling quick, i have sold over 30 bobwhite chicks @ 3.00 a bird, and 16 valley chicks at 8.00 a bird, as well as lots of intrest in my blue scales at 15.00 a chick, and my gambels at 15.00 a chick.

    before you say my prices are to high you have to realize i sell them as ordamental quail, in my area there are very limited stock, i have had to have birds shipped all the way across the country,i also raise them to at least 4 weeks of age to make sure they are all healthy, and i give away my coturnix chicks for free.

    just wondering if any one else has had the luck i have had?
    also wondering if any one knows of a seller of masked bobwhites or mearns quail, as i have been searching for a few months now with little to no luck so far.
     
  2. Mt. Baker Quail

    Mt. Baker Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sold 16 coturnix chicks to a feed store for $3 each.
     
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  3. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope it picks up here or I'm stuck with 90 coturnix chicks in the garage...[​IMG]
     
  4. katheria

    katheria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well if not u got 45 nice dinners for 2 people.... [​IMG]






    as i look at 5 bators full of eggs....i hope some sell for me.....
     
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  5. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OR...30 for your friendly neighborhood FAT MAN!!! [​IMG] Bill
     
  6. Whiskey Bay

    Whiskey Bay Chillin' With My Peeps

    We've been doing really good with our Coturnix.We have a standing order for 1,000 eggs a week,800 chicks a week,all the adults we can manage to squeeze out,and been selling off anywhere from 4-600+ babies a week in other orders.We can't hatch enough.We've been using our hatcher as an incubator....That's just on the Jumbo Browns.I can't keep my Jumbo A&Ms,Jumbo Goldens,and range in stock.
     
  7. Little_Bigfoot

    Little_Bigfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow yeah i just look at it as feed money if i get enough to cover feed for a few weeks it was a good sale.
     
  8. Whiskey Bay

    Whiskey Bay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:That's pretty much what it does.It pays for feed for the yard and whatever money I use for meds,building,etc comes from it.It strictly stays in the 'Fowl fund"...lol
     
  9. Around here I see a lot of $3 to $5 for coturnix and Bobs. Buttons usually get more $ it seems. Valley quail and gambles I see for $10 and up. The other day I saw some coturnix advertised for $1 apiece for day olds.
     
  10. ChickenChaps

    ChickenChaps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:WOW! Who buys that many eggs and birds??? That is incredible!
     

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