If i was to start hatching and seeling chicks what breeds should i do

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by moomoodiddy, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. moomoodiddy

    moomoodiddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ?????????????????any ideas????????????????? thanx!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really think it depends if you want to do quantity or quality. If you want to do quantity sells I would recommend a popular breed like RIR or BR; red or black sexlink are also great because you can sex them at hatch. If you want to do quality then find a breed you really like and focus on getting really nice show quality stock and go from there.
     
  3. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Swedish Flower Hens [​IMG]
     
  4. moomoodiddy

    moomoodiddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmmmmmmm...quantity or quality i was thinkin silkies what do yall think, i have never heard of swedish flower hens googles it and they are adorable i dont think there are any around here, so do yall think silkies are good start offf? thanx!!!!!
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Silkies are something you are going to want to go with quality rather than quantity. There is already plenty of competition for Pet Quality Silkies.
     
  6. seramachick8

    seramachick8 Out Of The Brooder

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    It depends on whether you want bantams of not! If you don't care I would highly recumbent the d'uccle breed!!!!! They are so beautiful and friendly and fun to raise :) Here are some pictures of the different colors..

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    If you don't want bantams Ameraucanas are always a good choice!! :)
     
  7. moomoodiddy

    moomoodiddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanx u guys i thimk i have made my mind up on silkies what colors do u think people would go for or do yall think blue laced red wyandottes would be better
     
  8. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have bought eggs from some people to hatch and sold pet quality silkies and blue always seems to sell the best. Wyandottes are beautiful too.
     
  9. seramachick8

    seramachick8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Blue laced red wyandottes sell so fast! People really love the unique coloring. I've seen eggs go for $10 each on ebay! Silkies are so cute and friendly though. It all depends on what type of bird you are wanting. :) and if you decide on silkies I love the blue and the partridge colors
     
  10. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you interested in breeding ornamental birds, or for eggs? Or just what might sell the best? How much room do you have for breeding? Show quality or just average quality?
     

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