Originally Posted by anotherusername
Do feed stores make any money on baby chicks? Or is it just a loss leader to get you in the door hoping you will buy feeder/waterer/food/etc... and be a returning customer?
When some places are selling the chicks for $3-$4 and the online hatcheries are selling them for $2-$2.50 in quantity, then tack on shipping, I don't see how any money is made.
All the money is made on the accessories. Such as Bedding, Housing, feeders & waters, food, grit, treats, medicine, probotics, vitamins, ect. And chicken owners need revolving feed. It's a cycle. Think about it. ONE chick needs feeders,waters, heat lammp, chick food, grit, medicine ect. That's where the big money's made.