Mail-order Live Quail?

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Mail-order Live Quail?

Post by Blackjack on Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:27 am

Well can you order live quail via the postal system?

If you watch television programmes such as Airport you see various animals and birds being sent all over the world by courier.

Can live quail be boxed up and delivered within Britain. It would certainly help to get exactly the right ratio of males/females that you want rather than relying on the luck of incubation.

Does anyone know a supplier or is it a no brainer?

If you donít ask you will never know.

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Post by lottie on Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:29 am

I think maybe it could only be done via a specialist 'animal' courier service and the cost would probably no be viable.

In the USA I know you can buy day old chicks and have them delivered to your door the next day. (someone who reads my website bought them that way last year. Needless to say she had a high fatality rate).
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Post by Suz on Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:41 am

Hi Ya

I got my Bobwhites taken up from High Wycombe by courier, he couldn't take them all the way to Aberdeen so I met him in Glasgow for the sum £150 - Seriously considering going in to business for myself as he must have made a fortune, picking up and dropping of birds along the motorway

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Post by Ironsun on Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:25 am

Hi Jack,

Having birds brought into the UK requires mountains of paperwork, not to mention vet bills too.Once in the UK, they need to be transported by special livestock couriers and again the cost is very high.
I'm not sure on the law regarding bring livestock in the UK from Europe,but I know you can bring eggs in for hatching, but there is some paperwork to do with that too.

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Post by mrsj on Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:46 pm

Hi, like others have said I think there are specialist poultry/animal couriers. I suppose it depends on how many you're buying and how far the journey is.

Some people who sell poultry use specialist couriers, you could try contacting them, I think one lot is perfect poultry but I could be wrong!!

On some of the other poultry forums people will often make arrangements for meeting at shows with the birds.

Hope I have been of some help!

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Post by Gyp on Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:29 pm

I've had a couple of racing pigeons collected from me when they drop out the sky exhausted but i can't remember who was the carrier.
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Post by jackboy on Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:06 pm

I usually get racing pigeons but I just feed them for a day or two and they make there own way back.
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Post by Gyp on Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:19 pm

I had one last year that came back twice, must have wanted to say.
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Post by 2steps on Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:43 pm

I looked into this a few years ago when I first started keeping chickens and couldn't find any near me but the specialist services were very expensive

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