Originally Posted by ozexpat
I had no intention of being a commercial hatchery but was floored by the number of enquiries. My two ads on the local internet classified site gave me twenty inquiries for birds in a week. Not just the production birds but also many wanting a variety of trios and quads of several breeds.
I am almost at the stage where I don't wantto sell bbecause I want to increase my breeding numbers to twenty hens of the most popular breeds. Rhode islands, barred rocks, buff orps will be the main stay but blue egg layers and more exotic birds like polish faverolles marans and such seem to have a decent demand as well.
I have truly stumbled into a potential gold mine.
I hope you make a big score OZ
i found out what i can put over my buff hens to get sex linked chicks for next season
now i just need to track down the cockerel for the task
i'll still keep my buff rooster but i'll split off a few hens from the main coop
just set the 1st 22 muscovy duck eggs in the sportsman (looking to set 150 total)
i plan to mist them at least once every other day
did that with a broody hen (chicken) & got 6 of 7 to hatch out
Edited by piglett - 6/18/14 at 10:52pm