Chick Days at Tractor Supply....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amynbrent, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. amynbrent

    amynbrent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Starts next week...Woo Hoo!! I'm on a silkie mission. I got quite a few last year but I want even more this year!!!
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    I'll be stopping by TSC, but I will exercise discipline and not buy any chicks yet. I love to brood in March, but I'm gonna hold off until April this year. I know it has been a mild winter, but still. I brood outside, so I don't want the electric expense of doing so quite yet. Patience. Patience.
     
  3. amynbrent

    amynbrent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hatching my own but I still want silkies. I find them, raise them for a few weeks and sell them for $10 ea. I do good and I'm able to put money back into my own chickens. I think I am going to order fancier chickens though. I have Cochin, Barred Rock, De Uccle and Oprhingtons. I want different looking ones.
     
  4. chickenmanII

    chickenmanII Out Of The Brooder

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    The whole selling chickens to help with the cost of your other chickens is a great idea. However, I have a problem selling chickens, even if I get them for that.
     
  5. wowmanacat

    wowmanacat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so glad I found this, I have 16 in my incubator now due Monday/Tuesday but I would love to get some breeds that I don't have. All mine are barnyard mutts. I am really wanting some tinted egg layers.
     
  6. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 12 birds coming from eFowl, I got GLW, barred rocks, and Easter eggers. Well actually there's 20 coming, but 12 are mine. I want Cochins and buff orpingtons, so my TSC trips will be eventful. Hopefully.. :lol:
     
  7. amynbrent

    amynbrent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do have a hard time selling them too....that is how I ended up keeping 70 last year. This winter I lost most to a hawk. Never had a problem all spring and summer but winter they were snached. I have hatched many that will be going into the coop as soon as weather is warm. The silkies I think of as a business., they are the designer chicken and everyone wants them. I drive around on Wed's to the TS stores and snatch them all up. It makes it easier letting them go because my own chickens have yet to accept them and I've tried many many times.
     
  8. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my chicks all planned out this year and they'll all be arriving, picked-up, and hatched in the first week of May. I tried to learn from my mistakes last year and want to raise them in one group. I'm scared to go to TSC during chick days because somehow I end up looking into those tubs and throwing all my plans out the window! LOL
     
  9. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought chick days usually start in march/april usually?
     
  10. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Well, Feb 27 is pretty darn close to March. [​IMG]

    According to the TSC website, the rest of the stores will up and running by March 3. Let's face it, with the thousand stores the corporation operates, there has to be a rolling opening.

    The "Days" will continue right on through March and April. It's headache for the stores. The help normally grows pretty weary of it after a month or two. But this promotion drives a lot of customer traffic and that is the real point. The profit on the chick sales themselves is tiny and the Days are probably a virtual loss leader.
     
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