Do u have trouble getting rid of "mutt" chicks???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LovinMyHensInNC!, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. My Black Australorp just went broody. I thought it would be a fun experience for my kids and I to let this hen go ahead and hatch out some chicks (I usually purchase my chicks from local breeders or hatcheries). I don't have my chickens separated by breed so whatever hatches will be a mix. After the chicks hatch, I plan to just give them away on Craig'sList since I will have no money invested in them (except for the loss of egg laying of course).

    Does anyone do this?
    Do you have trouble giving away mixed chicks?
    Any advice?

    Thanks! [​IMG]
  2. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    I have never had a prob giving away any chickens for free on Craigslist. Usually they are gone that day. I have given away roosters by the dozen, old hens, chicks that did not fit breeding programs, ect. I actually have about 30 eggs in the bator now to see if my young amer. roos have been getting any of my buff orp hens and plan to give away the chicks.
  3. KingSpeck

    KingSpeck In the Brooder

    Nov 10, 2009
    I don't have any help for you, I just wanted to say hello to another WNC'er. We are in Black Mountain. Our australorp just became broody too and we're looking for a few fertilized easter egger eggs to put under her. Have fun with your chicks. Our other broody hatched some chicks 6 weeks ago and my kids thought it was great fun!
  4. Akane

    Akane Crowing

    Jun 15, 2008
    Mutt hens sell for the same as purebred here and purebred roosters are as hard to get rid of as mutt roosters. All most people care about here is if it lays eggs and sometimes what size but bantams will easily sell for the same price as standards. I just get a few less responses when selling bantams.
  5. Ga.chickenman

    Ga.chickenman Songster

    Apr 15, 2009
    Same here all most people want is a egg layer ....

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