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How much do I sell quail eggs for ??
#1
In a couple of weeks my quail should hopefully be laying , fingers crossed , and the Ducks and hens should all be laying well too so my question is



How much do i sell quail eggs for ?? i have been asking about the village and everytime i mention quail eggs they go " ooooo posh eggs " i cant sell as hatching eggs as the males are related so they are all seperated now from the girls.



As hen and Duck egg are ten a penny here literally they will have to go dirt cheap after of course i have hatched a few of my own out .



Im not after mass amounts of money etc , just enough to cover or help towards feed costs. So any ideas will be gratefully recieved <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />
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#2
I sell my Quail eggs for £2 a doz. If thats any help.
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#3
What about trying local hotels? Tillmouth Park, that place at Chirnside as you go on the Berwick Road, after the school? Floors Castle. Would they be interested (Collingwood Arms in Coldstream?)
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[quote name='gamefowlman' date='07 February 2011 - 12:12 PM' timestamp='1297080723' post='222388']

I sell my Quail eggs for £2 a doz. If thats any help.

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Thanks GFM hun , appreciated x
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[quote name='chickenmum' date='07 February 2011 - 12:12 PM' timestamp='1297080765' post='222389']

What about trying local hotels? Tillmouth Park, that place at Chirnside as you go on the Berwick Road, after the school? Floors Castle. Would they be interested (Collingwood Arms in Coldstream?)

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must get the hang of this multiquote thingiemabob <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':unsure:' />, well im not sure of the legality of selling to shops and hotels , its something i can look into though Cmum , thanks for the suggestion , appreciated, going on google now to look up the legal bits and to fry my brain(wots left of it ) <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />
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Ross sells his quail eggs. Ross......where are you??
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#7
I sell mine to the local deli. Do you know anyone who has a stall on the local farmers market.
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Marie, the multiquote thing. Click on multiquote on all the posts you want to reply on and then scroll down to the bottom on the page, below the last reply and click on the button which says add reply. Not the ones at the side of the actual quote themselves. Make sense??
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[quote name='gamefowlman' date='07 February 2011 - 12:42 PM' timestamp='1297082525' post='222393']

I sell mine to the local deli. Do you know anyone who has a stall on the local farmers market.

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That's a point, try that farm shop in Berwick. Can't remember what it's called but its got a cafe and a play area and it's just off the A1
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[quote name='gamefowlman' date='07 February 2011 - 12:42 PM' timestamp='1297082525' post='222393']

I sell mine to the local deli. Do you know anyone who has a stall on the local farmers market.

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No i dont know anyone round here . Dont even know where the farmers markets are , i ask about when i go to the feed store tomorrow .





[quote name='chickenmum' date='07 February 2011 - 12:44 PM' timestamp='1297082698' post='222394']

Marie, the multiquote thing. Click on multiquote on all the posts you want to reply on and then scroll down to the bottom on the page, below the last reply and click on the button which says add reply. Not the ones at the side of the actual quote themselves. Make sense??

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like this Cmum .. oooo think i sorted it now .. cheers Cmum .. your a star .
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[quote name='imquackers' date='07 February 2011 - 12:25 PM' timestamp='1297081521' post='222391']

well im not sure of the legality of selling to shops and hotels

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In the Chicken Eggs Q&A somewhere there's a very good post on this.I would check with the Defra Web site they will have this information. <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />
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[quote name='chickenmum' date='07 February 2011 - 12:37 PM' timestamp='1297082250' post='222392']

Ross sells his quail eggs. Ross......where are you??

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My quail eggs are sold either to a couple of local farms in bulk and im pretty sure its to stock their farm shops <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' /> , or sold per box. I’m not sure on the legal side of selling to business' or for catering use.



There are no legal issues if you are just passing a few boxes off to friends, family neighbors etc.



I think you should work out your costs first as opposed to going straight for value.



I work mine out differently to this however I have just noted down one way you could work out your costs…



So for example,

1 bird will produce 180eggs per year. 1 bird will consume (on average) 30grams of food per day x 365 / 1000 = 10.95kg of food per year x £0.40per/kg of food = £4.38 cost to feed each bird per year / 180eggs per year = £0.0243 per egg.



So you have 12 laying hens, laying on average 60 eggs per week (5 boxes). This costs you £0.0243 x 60 = £1.46 to produce per week or £0.29 per box

So if you can get £2 per box then go for it. We make enough money of the quail eggs alone to clear all our feed costs for the year. This is only because the feed to egg conversion is so good, even better if they are housed in sheds.



Sorry I’m sad with maths and money – its my job <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' />
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[quote name='Ross Clarke' date='07 February 2011 - 01:23 PM' timestamp='1297084981' post='222401']



Sorry I’m sad with maths and money – its my job <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' />

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blinkbut sooo impressive!!!
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<img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='blink' /> i actually understood that Ross , and thanks for the input , i just wanted ideas really as i aint got a clue what to ask , when people ask how much for a dozen im like urmmm dunno cause i just dont know , i dont want to do myself out but so long i can sell enough to go towards or even pay for the feed im happy , plus it only the excess eggs i want to sell on , dont want to bung them in a bin after a few weeks seems a waste really . I shall start off at £2 a dozen see how i go , can always reduce .
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[quote name='zenith' date='07 February 2011 - 01:16 PM' timestamp='1297084595' post='222399']

In the Chicken Eggs Q&A somewhere there's a very good post on this.I would check with the Defra Web site they will have this information. <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />

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Thanks Zenith , i pop over to Defra later when i got time to trawl through endless pages (probably when im in work)
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