Chicken math

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lereg15, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge True BYC Addict

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    I am going to sell a bunch of pullets at a swap next Saturday. I need my numbers to be under 20 to keep happy hens.
    Who to sell and who to keep is the hard part.
    I know I am keeping
    5 bantams
    3 polish
    1 BA
    1 Oversized and getting old Hamburg that no longer lays and even when she did it was rare [​IMG]
    1 EE that seems to be developing a slight cross beak
    3 Buff Orpingtons

    Options for sale are
    Dark Brahma up to 4
    light Brahma 1
    Buff Brahma 1
    EE 1
    Partridge rock up to 6
    BSL up to 3
    Iowa Blue up to 2

    In truth I want to keep them all. I have old laying hens that are headed to butcher as well.
    How do I choose which ones to sell???? I love them all.
     
  2. JRNash

    JRNash Overrun With Chickens

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    That's rough.
     
  3. blkjak

    blkjak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this weeks total, had 2 hens die (1 has not been well for a long time but antibiotics never made her better), 3 chicks died, sold 13. So thursday i added 60 cornish xs and tomorrow I am going to pick up 6 silkie chicks, 12 Isbar eggs and 12 cream legbar eggs. Saw peafowl for the first time up close, gorgeous birds. Maybe havta get me some of those!!!
     
  4. JRNash

    JRNash Overrun With Chickens

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    Blkjak, where did you get your CX's?
    Sunnyside hatcheries has the cheapest prices I've ran across
     
  5. blkjak

    blkjak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in Manitoba, Canada. There is a big hatchery an hour and a half away from me but they deliver to a feed store thats only 25 minutes away. Berg's Hatchery in Russell. Paid $2 each. Straight run. The hatchery is for sale if anyone is interested. Listed at 1.3 million.
     
  6. blkjak

    blkjak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow Sunnyside is cheap. Crazy cheep!
     
  7. JRNash

    JRNash Overrun With Chickens

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    Ive sent them an email to see if they ship to my location.
     
  8. JRNash

    JRNash Overrun With Chickens

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    If you read up on their broillers they use the Cobb 500 strain
     
  9. JRNash

    JRNash Overrun With Chickens

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    I could buy 50..... my wife wouldn't notice..... I could play dumb..... I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY CAME FROM!! OR..I won them in a chicken contest!!!
    Yea, that might work...a contest! !!
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2015
  10. JRNash

    JRNash Overrun With Chickens

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    67$ for 50 broilers. Plus shipping. That is SO VERY TEMPTING! !! And so far the reviews have been positive.
     

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