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How much do I sell quail eggs for ??
#16
They certainly pay for themselves and more like ross said.
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#17
[quote name='Ross Clarke' date='07 February 2011 - 01:23 PM' timestamp='1297084981' post='222401']

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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You are far too clever for this forum........You'll have to go <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' />



Not really.....just very impressed.
I never make the same mistake twice. I do it at least five or six times, just to make sure !

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#18
that's pretty good maths there Ross. Just need my quail to start laying, blasted things haven't done 1 egg between them yet in nearly 2 months <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/angry.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':angry:' /> and yep there are def 5 girls and a boy there....

Em
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#19
[quote name='Emchicks' date='07 February 2011 - 04:41 PM' timestamp='1297096888' post='222429']

that's pretty good maths there Ross. Just need my quail to start laying, blasted things haven't done 1 egg between them yet in nearly 2 months <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/angry.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':angry:' /> and yep there are def 5 girls and a boy there....

Em

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I'm still waiting for my 1st quail egg. hatched them in Aug. so far they have cost me £5 each in feed. What do you feed yours Ross? My 5 have got through 10kg of garvo quail mix since end of Nov.



Edited to say 10k garvo every 3 months = £40per yr devided between 5 bids =£8 feed per bird per year!!
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#20
[quote name='goldilocks' date='07 February 2011 - 05:15 PM' timestamp='1297098922' post='222434']

I'm still waiting for my 1st quail egg. hatched them in Aug. so far they have cost me £5 each in feed. What do you feed yours Ross? My 5 have got through 10kg of garvo quail mix since end of Nov.



Edited to say 10k garvo every 3 months = £40per yr devided between 5 bids =£8 feed per bird per year!!

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Yours may be eating more due to the cold weather, it may even out in the summer months or - i have got my 30grams of feed per day average totaly wrong <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' />



Be careful of storing feed for too long, the quality drops.



My birds have either (depending who it is) either garvo 731 - standard issue layers pellets with added fish meal to boost protein intake - (only for hatching eggs, as fish meal taints the eggs). Or my own special mix, which i do myself, consiting of; 1 part Garvo 2mm mini chick pellet, 1 part non-medicated chick crumb and 1 part mixed millet. This is given more to the cali's, bobwhites, gambles, egg layers and meat birds (males) - it also works out quite cheap <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' />
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#21
At the moment i got mine on Bamfords top flight Quail mix and garvo layers mash. When i'm really feeling flush they get marriages quail pellets and then they lay like mad. They do like the garvo layers mash i must admit.
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#22
I'll have to do some serious price comparisons.

Problem is factoring in the mileage to collect as at the moment the nearest supplier of Garvo is a 70 mile round trip, which adds (2 gallons of diesel) a few quid to the cost.

Although we do have suppliers of other brands nearer they don't stock a lot of choice and have limited turnover so won't order just for me.
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#23
cant get marriages or garvo here so would they be ok on farmgate layers mash or pellets if i zap em in a blender to make them smaller ??
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#24
Marie

Have you thought about asking up at the Big Hoose if they want any quail's eggs?
If they can be taught to hate, they can be taught to love.
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#25
I cant get marriages either i have to order online.
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#26
[quote name='chickenmum' date='07 February 2011 - 07:01 PM' timestamp='1297105317' post='222451']

Marie

Have you thought about asking up at the Big Hoose if they want any quail's eggs?

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OOOOOOOOO now thats a thought .. will give em a ring next week
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#27
Big hoose ? what the local prison ? <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/hysterical3.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':hysterical' />
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#28
no its my landlords house lol
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#29
You will be surprised at how many people will want them once they know you got Quail eggs. Pubs that do food are good for a few too.
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#30
[quote name='imquackers' date='07 February 2011 - 07:47 PM' timestamp='1297108033' post='222458']

no its my landlords house lol

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It's got a silver staircase, I am sure they will be happy to have a few quail eggs!!
If they can be taught to hate, they can be taught to love.
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