1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

how much money does it cost to start a hatchery

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by northdakotaoutfitting.com, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. northdakotaoutfitting.com

    northdakotaoutfitting.com Out Of The Brooder

    33
    0
    22
    Sep 22, 2011
    So I started raising chickens this spring and all be honest its kinda addicting cuz I now have turkeys too lol. I was wondering what it takes and how much equipment cost to start a small scale chicken hatchery. Here's my plans well I don't really have a plan yet lol

    Hatch 1000 eggs a week maybe less to start
    Uses some of thoes chicks to lay more eggs to keep cost down
    Sell eggs to local markets around the town.

    The closest hatchery around that I know of is in south dakota and I live in the middle of north dakota.

    What is the profit margin in a business like this?
    How long does it take to pay off yor investments? (Return on investment)
    I'm just always looking for ways to make more money
    I'm sure I'm leaving out a lot but hopefully this will answer some of my questions
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2011
  2. silkielover5

    silkielover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    822
    9
    113
    Sep 11, 2011
    Hudson WI
    you would need ALOT of hens and roosters!!!! thats ALOT of food!!!!
     
  3. northdakotaoutfitting.com

    northdakotaoutfitting.com Out Of The Brooder

    33
    0
    22
    Sep 22, 2011
    I just want to start small and go from there I guess. I think there must be a market for day old chicks if ppl sell them
     
  4. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thought you might enjoy this. [​IMG]

     
  5. northdakotaoutfitting.com

    northdakotaoutfitting.com Out Of The Brooder

    33
    0
    22
    Sep 22, 2011
    I thought I watched all the chicken videos on youtube but missed that one lol
     
  6. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    917
    13
    141
    May 3, 2011
    Georgetown, KY
    Neat video.


    I can hatch 400 eggs a month with my set up. My hatcher and bator are self built and ive got less than 300$ in them. Im getting ready to build another 400 egg bator here very shortly. 1000 eggs a week is alot. Im mean alot.
     
  7. northdakotaoutfitting.com

    northdakotaoutfitting.com Out Of The Brooder

    33
    0
    22
    Sep 22, 2011
    Yeah 1000 is a bit much to start lol. Do u hatch all year round? What do u build ur incubators out of and how big? Any pics of ur set up?
    I've made one out of an old freezer and looks like its going to work good. It controlled with a thermostat and I use light bulbs for the heat source. I'm waiting on a fan to circulate the air and it should be good to go. I need to make a hatcher for them now. And thought about a similar set up if this works, I don't have much doubt that it won't cuz it holds the temp just fine now.
     
  8. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

    293
    0
    111
    Mar 26, 2011
    ireland
    i was wondering what do they do with the day old roosters
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2011
  9. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    917
    13
    141
    May 3, 2011
    Georgetown, KY
    Quote:Some they cull, some they ship as extra birds, some they sell as males.




    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Just fired the hatcher up 10 mins ago. Tomorrow is lock down.
     
  10. northdakotaoutfitting.com

    northdakotaoutfitting.com Out Of The Brooder

    33
    0
    22
    Sep 22, 2011
    What's with the jars?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by