Well, I hit a milestone this month. I actually SOLD some quail eggs for the first time! Man, I’m loaded now. That almost got me a tank of gas! Haha!
A guy on backyardchickens.com asked where he could find some quail eggs locally, and I happened to be in the neighborhood (sort of). I sent him a message and we agreed to meet.
The guy, I’ll call him Dan, already has chickens, ducks and guinea fowl. He thought that he’d try quail as well. So we met a few weeks ago and I gave him 75 quail eggs. He gave me a few bucks and he threw in a basket of his duck and chicken eggs as a bonus.
Dan’s duck eggs were out of this world! I asked him if he sells any and he replied, “I sell them all.” I don’t doubt it either. He gets $8.00 a dozen. I’ll be a regular customer for sure.
I have been interested in getting a few ducks to see if they’d fit our lifestyle and property so I asked Dan if he’d let me check out his operation to see how he does it. Dan is like, “Come on down! I have a bunch of fertilized duck eggs and some duck chicks hatching soon, so perfect timing!”
Isn’t the internet a wonderful thing? A simple request for some quail eggs, a quick reply, and a local relationship develops. I love it.
Yesterday I asked Dan if he had a good hatch and he told me that his quail chicks just started popping out and that he had 30 chicks wobbling around so far, so it looks good.