For Sale



• Quail Eating Eggs

• Quail (Coturnix coturnix) – Breeding Groups

• Quail (Coturnix coturnix) – Hatching Eggs

• Quail Pet House with Quails

• Quail Feed – Specially formulated

• Ancona Chickens – Day Olds, Pullets and Breeding Cockerels

• Ancona Chickens – Hatching Eggs


Vitamin, Mineral, Amino Acid and Enzyme Pre-Mixes for all Poultry and Cage Birds

Get more Information

Should you be interested in more information on any of the above products, please contact us,  or look at the specific product details below

Tel – 0211 34 14 52 / 03 473 0521

9 Lucan Street, North East Valley, Dunedin 9010, Otago, New Zealand

How do you proceed to purchase

1. Send an Email to stating what and how much you require, as well as giving us your mailing address

2. Back Yard Farmer will respond with a final delivered price and supply Bank Details

3. Once you have paid, let us know

4. Back Yard Farmer will ship soon thereafter and provide you with Tracking Details



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Quail Eating Eggs – $ 6.00 per dozen

Free Range Quail Eating Eggs – $8.00 per Dozen


Delivery charges per container that can hold up to 20 dozen eggs

Dunedin  (Personal delivery) – $7.00 per delivery – Every Friday

South Island (Courier) – $5.00 per delivery – Dispatched every Monday

North Island – $6.00 per delivery – Dispatch every Monday

Rural Deliveries – $8.00 per delivery



We sell Breeding groups of Five Females and One unrelated Male for $110

We also sell individual birds at $23 for Females and $12 for Males

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2014-04-04 - Coturnix Pharoah Female 2 2014-04-04 - Coturnix Pharoah Male 1

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QUAIL (Coturnix coturnix) HATCHING EGGS

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Hatching Quail Eggs (Coturnix coturnix) – $14.00 per Dozen

Delivery charges per container for quantities less than 10 Dozen

Dunedin (Personal delivery) – $7.00 per delivery – Every Friday

South Island (Courier) – $5.00 per delivery – Dispatched every Monday

North Island – $6.00 per delivery – Dispatch every Monday

Rural Deliveries – $8.00 per delivery

Ten Dozen or more – FREE DELIVERY anywhere in New Zealand




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This Quail House comes complete, consisting of stand, cage and four Quails ready to start laying eggs for you – all of this for only $790.

Quails (Coturnix coturnix) make the perfect pet. Not only are they docile, quiet, inquisitive and clean, but each quail will also give you an egg a day that you can eat – so they pay for their own upkeep, and how many pets can make such a claim. Quails get very tame and by nature a relaxed and adaptable little animal. They are amazingly efficient and incredibly interesting little creatures.

Your Quail House can stand in your bedroom, in the garage, on the veranda or just under a tree in the garden – very strong and conveniently build to withstand all weather conditions.

Transport costs will be calculated and quoted on an individual basis


ALSO CONTAINS – Full complement of Vitamins (A,D,E,K,B1,B2,B3,B5,B6,B9,B12), Biotin, Zinc, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Cobalt, Selenium, Molybdenum, Iodine, Boron, Lysine, DL-methionine / Calcium MHA, Threonine, Choline Chloride, Antioxidant, Salt, Sodium Bicarbonate, Digestive Enzymes, Carophyll yellow and Carophyll red

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$2.50 per Kg for Quail Laying Mash – 22 % Protein

$3.50 per Kg for Quail Starter Mash – 28 % Protein

$2.90 per Kg for Quail Grower Mash – 26 % Protein

Delivery charges per 15 Kg feed (Can be any combination of different feeds)

Dunedin (Personal delivery) – $7.00 per delivery – Every Friday

South Island (Courier) – $8.00 per delivery – Dispatched every day

North Island – $12.00 per delivery – Dispatch every day

Rural Deliveries – $8.00 per delivery

Special rates apply for any quantity larger than 15 Kg

Also allow Pick Up



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Day Old Chickens – From $9

Pullets – From $40

Breeding Cocks – From $60



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Hatching Ancona – $25.00 per Dozen

Delivery charges per container that can hold up to 5 dozen eggs

Dunedin (Personal delivery) – $7.00 per delivery – Every Friday

South Island (Courier) – $5.00 per delivery – Dispatched every Monday

North Island – $6.00 per delivery – Dispatch every Monday

Rural Deliveries – $8.00 per delivery



(for all poultry and domesticated wild birds)

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There are six basic types of nutrients that are considered essential to life : proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water, which are all required to function properly, and the feed is the main source.

Vitamins and minerals are micro nutrients as they are required in smaller quantities than the macro nutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat). When adequate amounts of any of the micro nutrients are not absorbed, performance will be low and diseases will probably occur.

I have specifically formulated a feed supplement to supply all the micro nutrients your birds may require, irrespective of the feeding regime you are following, and have commissioned a large and reputable firm to blend and supply me with the Vitamin / Mineral / Amino Acid and Enzyme Pre Mix.

During times of stress (eg high levels of production, disease, poor quality or outdated feeds, lack of enough fresh greens in winter, during parasite infection, extreme weather conditions, etc) it is even more essential that your birds get all their nutrients in a balanced format to enable them to produce optimally and have the energy and strength to combat disease and adverse conditions.

During normal production periods, all animals are highly efficient feed converters and performers and require all the nutrients to do so. Whether you are feeding your animals a mixture of feeds, or a purchased commercial feed, the likelihood that they will benefit from this supplement is very high. I have tried and tested my formula on my own chickens and quails with very positive results regarding fecundity, health, mortality and overall production. Vitamin deficiencies in commercial feeds are most commonly due to inadvertent omission of a vitamin premix from the diet or old and poorly stored products.

Mixing my formula in the daily feed is very easy, as only small quantities are required and it comes in easy to manage pre measured vacuum packages.

At 10 g per Kilogram inclusion the following prices apply :

10 g Pre Packs (Enough for 1 Kg of feed) – $0.60

100 g Pre Packs (Enough for 10Kg of feed – $5

1000g Pre Packs (Enough for 100 Kg of feed) – $35

10 Kg Pre Pack (Enough for 1 Ton of feed) – $250

Postage – $9 for any amount up to 10 Kg (RD + $5)

Vitamins are categorised as fat soluble, (A, D, E, and K) and water soluble (the B-complex vitamins). Many vitamins are quite stable, but some deteriorate rapidly on exposure to heat, sunlight, time or air. Most poultry are entirely dependent on the vitamins that are present in their feed in the correct amounts and proportions, as they have no or little access to the natural supply in the correct amounts of these nutrients.

Minerals make up a large proportion of animal feeds, besides protein, carbohydrates, fats, and vitamins. Minerals are divided into macro and micro minerals. Macro minerals are required in large amounts. These include calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulphur and salt (NaCl). The micro minerals are required in the activation or integrated parts of enzymes. These include cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, selenium and zinc. Minerals make up 3 to 5% of body mass and cannot be synthesised, and therefore must be provided in the feed.

Amino Acids are the building blocks of proteins and of the 19 most important amino acids required by poultry 13 of these are considered as essential amino acids, because they cannot be produced in the animal’s own body and must be supplied in the diet. The 13 essessential amino acids are: arginine, cystine, glycine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, tyrosine and valine. Animal feeds vary in quality and quantity in their amino acid make up. Most feeds consist mainly of plant materials and methionine and lysine are generally low in plant products. On the other hand animal proteins such as fish meal, meat and bone meal, etc, are good sources of most essential amino acids, but they are usually more expensive. We therefore need to add some amino acids in the correct quantities and ratios to the feeds to balance the diet.

Freight charges would be similar to charges for eggs and / or feed depending on the total mass shipped.

Special prices apply for regular and larger orders

134 thoughts on “For Sale

  1. Hi I was wondering how old the eggs are when you send them. Also will they need to be incubated when they arrive? And will the eggs all be guaranteed fertile?

  2. HI there, we are interested in getting some Quails as pets. Can one keep two of each type (male and female) or is it better to get a few females and one male of one type (like the golden Italian) ? thanks for your time.

  3. Hi do you supply seed, I’m interested in the mash but want a quail mix (seed) also, if no then where can i get it from as my quail don’t seem to like most of the seed in the budgie or canary mixes, I can’t seem to find a quail Mix at the pet store. Can they just have mash alone, thanks for your time

  4. Hi there,
    Just wondering do you have adult quails feed which is contain 22% protein in it? thank you, and how much per 25KG bag with the deliver to auckland north shore? if you have drop off point in north shore i could pick up in somewhere where you drop off if possible.

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