Where to buy Bobwhite and/or Mountain Quail chicks?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by lanimilbus, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. lanimilbus

    lanimilbus Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm looking to buy Bobwhite and Mountain quail chicks to raise this year. So far, however, I haven't found any place online that sells Mountain Quail chicks; only eggs. And I haven't found any place that sells Bobwhite chicks in quantities less than 50, and 50 is far more than I need/have room for.

    On a second note, assuming I'm able to find some place to purchase both, can Bobwhites and Mountain Quail be raised in the same coop together, both as chicks and adults?

    Thanks for any help [​IMG]
     
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

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    What state are you in? Anywhere near NY, I have some bobwhites in my incubator hatching this week
     
  3. lanimilbus

    lanimilbus Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I'm in Maine, so not too too far from NY. However I was thinking of getting the quail sometime in June so I wouldn't be ready for them now unfortunately, as I haven't built the pen/coop yet. If you do happen to have another batch of them sometime around this June I would be interested then though!
     
  4. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if all else fails you could buy them from a asian live poultry market. Most sell young quails and you dont have to by fifty, plus youll be rescuing them from being crammed in tiny cages and then being slaughtered
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:NO THEY WILL INTERBREED
     
  6. lanimilbus

    lanimilbus Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:NO THEY WILL INTERBREED

    Would this be dangerous to the quail's health or anything? I wouldn't be raising them for breeding, I'd be raising them simply as pets, so I wouldn't try to hatch and raise any of the eggs if that makes a difference.
     
  7. truthjunkie

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    Where did you find eggs of the mountain quail for sale?
     

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