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Anyone have their own small hatchery?

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by CANDLE98, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone does this? I just found out that my Great-Great grandparents owned their own hatchery in the 1930's until it burned down in the 1950's. I guess that is where I get my chicken crazyness from! But I was interested in starting a hatchery maybe in the future. What do you guys think?

    I am going to start off with just selling eggs, and then ask around my small town to see if there would be anyone interested in buying chicks when mine start hatching. I also want to trademark the name of my Great-Great grandparents hatchery.

    Anyone with small hatcherys out there?
     
  2. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I think I should have posted this in the breeders/hatchery topic. Could someone move it for me? Thanks!

    Jessica
     
  3. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    I bought a Sportsman incubator and in the off season, when the two feed stores in town are no longer selling chicks, I sell all that I can hatch at $3 each. But, we live in a rural, farming community in the country and there's always a need for chicks.
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I have a tiny hatching business [​IMG] It's fun theres something so fun about hatching eggs for someone else [​IMG] Ofcourse its' fun hatching for myself too but it's fun making life for someone else to enjoy cute lil fuzz butts [​IMG]

    my grandpa had a guinea pig farm and my great grandpa had a miniature horse farm, OH and my other great grandpa had a netherland dwarf hobby...I think it's safe to say i got the animal hobby part right but not the animals [​IMG] Though I did have a rabbitry and a rattery annnnd i've owned a few miniature horses in my time [​IMG]

    I have a 70+ year old cabinet incubator I use, it works like brand new and i Love it [​IMG]
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My wife thinks I do!

    At present I have 42 chickens.

    I'll be eating at least 3 of them and selling a goodly number so I'm going to try to get back down to 25.

    We'll see how I do.
     

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