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wanted! button quail eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by sky68ou1, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. sky68ou1

    sky68ou1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im looking to buy some fertile button quail eggs. id prefer about 20-50. depending on quantity and price with shipping i can pay today. i found out today that my son's pet button quail is NOT a male but female and laid us a egg. she is a lone quail so id like to get some more for her to play with.
     
  2. kooltex

    kooltex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have just started laying, I can send you some in a week or so, not sure about the quantity, I'm not sure how many I will get in a week, I have 7 females, and I think they are all laying. I'd send you some for the cost of postage if you want to check fertility for me, I've put my incubator up and don't plan on hatching anymore till spring.
     
  3. sky68ou1

    sky68ou1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:let me know! i love checking for fertility for people lol. most eggs i can see within 5 days if they are going to develop. very few have surprised me. i have a silver button and she is gorgeous! we thought she was a he but nope she laid a egg today. her first!
     
  4. kooltex

    kooltex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its amazing how fast they mature! I couldn't believe I had eggs already!
    I have 8 eggs that I collected the last three days.
    I have all different colors, a silver pair, normals, a blueface male, some pearls and cinamons.
    I'll see how many i get, then I'll let ya know, I want to send you the freshest ones.
     
  5. sky68ou1

    sky68ou1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:that'd be great! im raising coturnix and A&M varieties now. never planned to get into the buttons for breeding but now that he is a she and laying well....
     
  6. kooltex

    kooltex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool, I'm thinking about getting coturnix, I have normal bobwhite's now.
    I love the buttons! They make the cutest noises!
     
  7. sky68ou1

    sky68ou1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i have a few bobwhites but i have found they are rather vicious. not saying the coturnix arent but not as bad as bobwhites. we wont be running out of birdmeat any time soon lol. i have a ton of chickens too! and still hatching.
     
  8. kooltex

    kooltex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I'm convinced they are little raptors!
    I have a few broilers that are 4 weeks, can't wait till they are in freezer camp.
    I have three white rocks, and three bantam cornish that hatched just before thanksgiving, that hatch didnt go so well, but I at least got a few.
    I love my bob's though, have 46 in a brooder now, they are about 5 weeks old, most of them are going to freezer camp, need a few more males for my females outside.
     
  9. sky68ou1

    sky68ou1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    raptors aint the word! they are outright cannibals lol! but mine are ok now after being "punished" for being mean. i only bought a few so the coturnix and a&ms out number them easy. i sold 15 of my baby a&ms recently so im still trying to hatch enough to cover what we will be culling soon. i love seeing them grow. i feel bad for having to eat them but i do love food lol. this will be my first time eating quail so its new to me.
     
  10. kooltex

    kooltex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I don't like to kill them, but I love to eat them, so I just do it.
    I have some white pekins ducklings coming in january, Ive never raised meat ducks, killing them won't be easy either, ducks are cute! But i like eating natural farm raised animals, they are so much better.

    The buttons are the lucky ones! They are stout, but small, you'd have to kill 50 for one person! Besides they are definantley too cute to eat!
     

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