We Sold the Quail Chicks

quail eggs 2A year ago I would have never though I would sell quail. I initially bought the tiny poultry for meat and eggs, not to sell. I bought my first twenty quail from a man in Dripping Springs, Texas. He sold me a whole mix of Coturnix quail variants: Tuxedo, Brown Jumbo, A&M White, Pharaoh, Japanese, etc. I raised them all up to juvenile size and then…

They started dying.

A few killed each other in what Alex and I dub “The Quail Wars”. A few more were taken out by predators.

ijhaXN2The dogs managed to get a couple.

By the end of my first year of raising quail, I ended up with 3 out of 20 quail.


After a lot of cursing and stomping my feet, my husband calmly convinced me to try and hatch out my own quail. Maybe I could recover my numbers, he suggested. So, I saved up my money and bought my first incubator. After a few failed hatched, I managed to finally hatch 7 quail chicks from my trio of quail. I also managed to raise these up to juvenile size. Deciding I wanted to keep trying to hatch quail, I went ahead and posted the juvenile quail on Craigslist. I got a few responses and ended up selling the quail to a fella in the area.

But hey, life sucks sometimes. The night before this guy way going to buy my birds, two of them died to a possum attach. Ugh, I was so upset when I discovered them that morning. I let the guy know and he seemed cool with it and bought the remaining birds anyway.

Cool, cool!

SolarGauntletOvercoatOn pick up day, the remaining 5 quail got loaded up in their little cardboard box and off they went to a new life in a fancier coop. So I did it you guys! I sold my first batch of quail ever! I guess you can say I’ve improved since last time, haha! As always, continue to be kind and tender to one another!

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