Derek Wagner's always asking me to show some proof over and over of the shit he pulls on me. See what he put on Softbills for people to see ?
The Post From The Other Day😬😱
Well that one caused a shitstorm ! I didn't intend for it to go like that at all.I just wrote an update on what's going on here at the farm and a couple of paragraphs of how I decided to wash my hands of a two faced rat fink who's in cahoots with probably the biggest thorn in my ass since I got a computer in 2016. I didn't even mention names but they sure knew who they were !
I came in from working on my last few nest boxes out in the garage to grab a bite to eat and check my e mails. The rat fink had a long e mail telling me off. He's around my age and a good ol' boy from the south but thinks he's a man of wisdom,integrity,morals,and all of those kinds of good values and traits.
In the post from the other day I accused him of a couple of minor things that by today's chewing each other out,I don't even know what to believe. See,these guys have played with me like that for a few years now. The rat fink is like a "go between" between me and the nutjob. He chimed in on the conversation too,mouthing off in his usual cocky way. They were both taking turns,the rat telling me how to behave and conduct myself in society,and the nut just lying and wising off. Of course I gave it right back and then some. I have a temper for sure. I always had one but later in life I've gotten more fed up with this kind of trash.
So the rat fink informed me that I'm known now as the "madman of the business",and the guy to stay away from. He says that a shitpot of people don't want to buy birds from me because they think I'll give them a hard time,cause trouble,and drama.... . He claimed that even today that he sold some quail to a guy who claimed that he's leaving Facebook because of me !😂 He said that the guy told him that I make him sick ! I don't know how much truth there is to that one because you can't believe half of what these two clowns say. Hell,one of them has a fraudulent Facebook page with a thousand followers,all conned into believing he's an old time rare quail breeder for many years,who's raised hundreds and hundreds of Mountain and Mearns Quail. Like I told him today - he's a bottom feeder,preying on all of the people on the newbie and dummy sites who've never seen these varieties before. He comes on with a big line of bullshit about the birds with posts at least every other day,basically the same videos of his garage setup,with his few Mearns pairs in small cubicles,and the flock of a dozen overcrowded Mountains in a pigeon setup. If you know nothing about quail he'll sound like the book of knowledge.
I will say right now that a lot of people are NUMB ! How can someone look at that Mickey Mouse setup,then take a look at my actual farm that's actually OUTDOORS,with neat rows of good sized pens,videos and pictures of my homemade energy efficient brooders,my grow out pens,breeding pens,variety and numbers of birds being raised....,and can't see any difference ? !!! It's day and night ! I know one hell of a lot of people that do but there are so many that I don't know how their minds work.
So the rat fink went on and on telling me that I need professional help and should see a shrink and get medication ! This was because I told the bastards that they sure wouldn't dare to talk to me like they do in person. They're all keyboard tough guys from hundreds of miles away. And people - YES ! - I'm a regular guy who would love to kick their asses and have told them so. The nut just kept laughing and making wise cracks,and Mr. Wisdom told me that I'm all talk and act like a 13 year old kid going through puberty ! He said that people like me are pansies and one good clean punch from him would knock me out cold !!
I'll explain about myself to all the folks who read this post. I'm not all quail. It's my second business. My main one is a lobster fisherman.You can not be a soft wimp to do that ! My only sport is boxing. I love it. I live and breathe it. Yes I'm an avid fight fan and follower of the sport but I used to train and spar when I was a kid and hold my own with good amateurs and some pros up in the city of Lewiston. I learned the game there and from years of studying the sport and the techniques of some of the great fighters over the last seven decades. I do ballbusting work all summer and fall and during the off season I'm back in my gym,training like a fiend with rounds and rounds on the heavybag,speedbag,jump rope,slant board for sit ups. I love not just to keep in shape but I like to be in better physical condition than a 25 year old athlete in his prime. I never had a smoke,a drop of alcohol,or any kind of drug in my life. My body is my temple. I take pride bigtime. I've got as much stamina as I did when I was young. I haven't even lost my hand speed. Bragging,yes,I guess so. I don't want to come off as a guy who's in love with himself but that's quite an accomplishment I've gotta say. So to have a couple of middle aged (my age actually) soft,out of shape,white collar boys mouth off like that and say that they can beat me up is nuts ! I guarantee that neither of them could pick up a jumprope and make more than three skips without tripping up. If they tried a few more times,they'd be so out of breath,and their shoulders and calves would be burning so bad that they wouldn't even be able to crawl out of bed the next day. The same thing with a heavybag. No clue how to punch or put together any combinations. No footwork or head movement. No stamina. Way too ill coordinated to hit a speedbag,and their arms and shoulders are too out of shape to even try. If these guys tried 10 situps,I'll bet it would be a struggle. I do 200 on a slant board,which makes them twice as hard. I have abs of steel. I'm back up to 15 rounds jumping rope and not even breathing hard. Ten rounds on the heavybag,then four on the speedbag right after. I train four nights a week. For those of you who don't know what a round is in boxing,it's three minutes,with a minute rest in between rounds. The point is guys - no you can't take me,not even remotely close,so don't make yourselves sound foolish.
Now on to address the issue of me being a madman and a guy who causes drama..... . Not at all. I get along with everyone until they cross me. I don't like cheapskates. I don't like shysters. I don't like a wiseass. I hate a liar. I do not like two faced people who play both sides against two people . I very rarely got into it with anybody until I got a computer and Facebook in 2016. I wrote about this recently but I'll say it again to remind some people with short memories.
Age of the internet brought out an entire different caliber of people. ebay hustlers,Facebook dummy sites and the bottom feeders that take advantage of the folks on them. Bird brokers who some don't even own a bird but will buy up stuff here and there for little or nothing,then sell it for over 100% profit. Then your just plain ignorant trash people that are all over the dummy sites and the Good Egg / Bad Egg sites. I have dealt with the bottom of the barrel there. These people are beyond nothing. Shit on a sneaker. Trouble making trolls looking to pick fights on there because they have nothing better to do. Yes I've got into it with the shitbags too. I've got quite a few stories there.
I've made probably a dozen enemies since 2016. I've written about some of them here and on my Facebook page in the past. One thing that I can not understand for the life of me is how some people are supposedly so scared of me. If they actually READ and COMPREHEND my posts about these assholes then they ought to understand why I talk about them the way that I do. If you can't understand what I'm writing,then you should go back to grammar school and enroll in a special ed class. What I do is tell who they are,and tell all about the shit that they pulled on me and other people. What the hell is so hard to understand about that ? !! Are the offended people little super sensitive soft little snowflake wimps ? ! Are they little churchies who've never heard a swear word ? !! Holy shit people,grow some balls and toughen up !!
Plenty of folks like what I do. They say they like my candidness. Those are regular folks,not wimps. I've saved people a lot of money and grief by steering them away from the crooks. Some already got stung by them and said they wish they found out about me first. Some I warned and they didn't listen. Most came back and told me about the screwing they got. I've said,"I told ya so" a lot !
So people - if this bullshit is all true,don't listen to those goddamn liars. I have a great reputation and there are a few that are lying to anyone who'll listen to try to ruin it. I've been at this a lot longer than these guys. I've shipped birds all over the country for in the ballpark of twenty years. I still get business from people from the old Game Bird Gazette days and through recommendations from customers. I sell out every year whether I raise 100 or 1000. I sell for the lowest prices in the country,unlike these overnight experts who are almost twice my cost. They're just greedy crooks.
People sure as hell don't have to worry or be afraid to buy from me. If you're not a pushy prick with a lousy personality,a cheapskate,or an idiot,then we'll never have any trouble.😀
May 4th and I've got some eggs in the incubator. around 80 Gambel's,70 Valleys,20 Blue Scaleds,and only 15 Mountains.
My Mountain Quail took a while to get going this year. I got my first egg around the middle of last month and they're still just getting rolling,one hen here,then another hen there. I'll be setting another batch in a few days and will candle the ones from the week before.They usually lay until the third week of June here in Maine so I can still salvage a half decent season as long as they keep going. Anything is better than 2018. I've never had a year where my Mountain Quail didn't lay until that one.
We'll see how the Mearns do this year. Last season they laid pretty good but the fertility was spotty for the first time ever. In all of my past seasons with Mearns,most hens laid around 50 eggs each,and all fertile right up to the very last egg in late August / early September. I knew something was strange when the birds weren't calling in April and early May. In all past years the pairs called back and forth on and off all day starting in April. I'm a bit concerned because this season they aren't calling either. Most hens start laying by the middle of the month so we'll see what happens.Their sand boxes are all sifted,and they've had their beak trims,and pedicures for the season.
Even someone who's had quail for a lot of years like myself,learns something new now and then. Last year I learned that I can't always rely on even the old faithfuls. Years of laying just like a bobwhite,then BAM - little to nothing the next season. When I was active on Facebook and having people comment on my posts,the Three Golden Boys used to come on now and then under their fake profiles last year and make comments laughing about my Mountains not laying and not putting out a lot of Mearns. Well I've been at it for 20 years or so,and now that I think of it,I don't consider that bad at all. Hell,most Mountain breeders didn't set the world on fire last season,and there weren't a whole hell of a lot of Mearns around either,but I did raise the most Bensons in the country. These guys have been at it for four and five years now and think it's a guarantee every year. It's going to be funny when they do their usual year round taking of thousands of dollars in deposits from people and then have a season where their eggs aren't fertile or their birds don't lay at all. Do you think they'd give the customers their refunds ?😀
I guess it's been a month or so now since I turned my Facebook page over to an administrator. It's been nice and peaceful since. I'm seeing a lot of views on my last four videos on YouTube, Maine-ly Quail-Exotic Quail. Like and subscribe ! 😀 I'll have some more on here,there,and my website in the near future. I'm told that The Three Golden Boys,Earl,Young,and the Egg Nazi,Ms.Peterson watch my sites as close as ever. They all really need to get a life but I guess it's too late for that now.
I came to my senses a few weeks ago and decided to wash my hands of a guy who I've been trying to make up my mind about for around three years now. Lives down south. Always seemed like a pretty good guy but was and is buddies with one of The Three Golden Boys. I often asked him what the hell was up with that. He'd always complain about him,and knows of his bad reputation but keeps on helping him with everything ! He'd always have a lame excuse that he feels sorry for the guy because he has no friends. Well that's why ! You can't be a shyster and a wiseass and expect to make many friends. This guy spoon feeds him with tips and advice on everything there is,and even helped write the instruction sheets that he puts in the box with his egg orders. Then like he did with me,argues with every bit of advice he gives him. He more than just tolerates him. They're good friends.
People have been telling me for a few years that he plays both sides. Well I finally had enough of trying to figure that one out. If a guy is good friends with one of my worst enemies,then I don't want anything to do with him,and it hit me all at once that he's helping a known shyster stay around in this business,jerking around and screwing people for the past couple years. The guy bails him out with birds and eggs that he runs his face for but can't come up with,and all the tips and advice for the guy's customers that he doesn't have an answer for himself. I believe that he sent him some Mountain Quail eggs early this season and a female Benson Quail that he bought from me last fall. If that's the case then all Three Golden Boys got Bensons from me in a sneaky roundabout way last year. I'd never sell directly to them if they paid me three times the cost. The other two had guys that they know pay me for them and send to their own addresses. This guy told me that Whaah Whaah sent pictures of my boxes to his buddy.They all had a good laugh. I feel worse for the birds knowing that they went to those shitholes.
All of the finishing touches are done on my 12 new pens. I built a new 4' by 8' brooder table along with four new brooders. I'm wrapping up building nest boxes and sand boxes this week and then all of the building should be over and it'll be on to my lobster gear. I just got two White Peking ducklings for pets and mascots for the farm. Cute little buggers.😀
I'll keep everybody updated. Oh yeah,before I forget,I'm still getting requests for hatching eggs. I haven't sold eggs since 2017,except for my pheasants. No quail egg sales.
Until next time....
I'm Scott O'Brien, proprietor of Mainely Quail. I've been raising quail for 20+ years and have lots of stories. I tell it like it is, and don't hold back.