Our live birds are shipped via USPS Express Priority Mail in reinforced boxes, packed with care. We have a 72 hour live guarantee, and we only ship the highest quality birds directly from our farm. Orders are shipped on Tuesdays to ensure fast delivery and to avoid any risk of delays over the weekend. We send tracking information when orders ship, and include detailed care instructions with each order so you know exactly how to care for your birds when they arrive. For more information on how live birds are shipped and how to care for them once they arrive, see our resource page for shipping live Coturnix.
Adult quail are shipped between 5 and 6 weeks of age to ensure they are robust enough to handle the journey and to maintain full compliance with federal regulations and Post Office requirements. All birds undergo a final health inspection for plumage quality, conformation, and general health on the morning of shipment to ensure only the best birds are provided for your breeding program or egg colony.
While we ship eggs year round, we only ship live birds when the weather permits. Adult quail do best shipped in the cold. If the birds are not able to be delivered during your preferred delivery week due to weather, availability, or other unforeseen events, we will contact you to schedule a new delivery week.