Do hatcheries have sales?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by QuoVadis, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. QuoVadis

    QuoVadis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am curious because several times I have ordered extra females chicks to complete a minimum order and then sold them on Craigslist. They always go really fast because most chicks on there are straight run, and I also find a lot of people (city people especially) like not having to worry about ordering/shipping/minimum order/etc. Especially since we have no Tractor supply in our city, nor any other place I am aware of that sells small numbers of sexed chicks. I listed some today and I already sold most of them with multiple people wanting more. I find I really enjoy having chicks even though I don't get to keep all of them, and that I really love the process, and I am always able to make a little off the chicks I sell. I assume just like any business, hatcheries must sometimes have "overstock" so to speak - do they put pullet assortments on sale ever? Just wondering if there is a way to find out if there are any going cheep (haha) and order some extras planning to sell some.
     
  2. javim

    javim Out Of The Brooder

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    Sign up for Ideal poultry email list. They send emails for what specials they will have for the following.Yes even pullet assortment an specific breeds. They also send an email for hatch day special which are usually over hatches of the advertised special mark down even more. I just saw that they have the rare breed pullet assortment on special next week really cheap. I may order or wait til hatch day to see if they mark it down more.
     
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  3. QuoVadis

    QuoVadis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the tip! I ended up ordering both the "rare" breed special and they had bantams on special so I ordered some of those too! I'll probably keep a few and sell the rest!
     
  4. javim

    javim Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to order the rare breed and some bantams. I will decide last minute I am sure.
     

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