Thursday, February 26, 2009

Another Happy Day at Rich Heritage Farm

We sold another 52 quail today! One lot of 30, one of a dozen and a third of 10. All were sold as meat birds, so not quite as profitable as breeders. I not complaining, the profit will cover the quail bills for a couple of months even if we don't sell another single one in that time. Actually, I have sold out of meat birds for now. There are 35 that will be ready in about two more weeks and 40 more three weeks behind them. Repeat customers are becoming the theme and definitely one of our main goals. I would never turn away a call today for birds customer if birds are available; however, it's nice to have a customer who request a specific number to be filled on a date in the future.

We collected 72 eggs yesterday, which is our largest collection to date. Today was only a measly 51. I am still experimenting with shipping containers so we can get the shipping egg business underway. If I can't be sure the eggs get were they are going without damage I don't want to send them.

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TheMartianChick said...

Hi, Brad!Some of the people on BYC individually wrap their chicken eggs in bubble wrap to get them safely to their destination.Then they stuff newspaper in any empty areas and then re-package the box in another box. It is an expensive route but most people charge around $15 to ship eggs, so that they can afford the packing materials.I'm not sure if this would be feasible for quail eggs or not. Are the shells as hard as a chicken's egg?

TheMartianChick said...

I forgot to mention that you are today's topic on my blog. I've been getting such good information from your posts that I wanted to share your blog with the world...Or at least the little portion of the world that reads mine!

Milah said...

Hello Brad,

First, let me say "Thank You" for your service to our country. God Bless you for that.

Second, my husband and I raise beef cattle and grain in Indiana. I know absolutely nothing about quail and little about goats so I think I'm gonna enjoy reading your blog.

There is no better place to raise a family than on a farm. This new lifestyle will be a wonderful adventure for you and your family.

I wish you the best and I'll be following your blog.