Hi everyone. I have been raising a small flock of chickens for the last couple years as a hobby. I have sold their eggs and they have supported themselves with a little extra. I have been debating other ways to make money with chickens as I like raising them. So my question is can you actually make money with chickens?( apart from running a hatchery or commercial egg production ) Or is it always mostly a hobby? These are some of the things I've been considering: Raising a larger flock of layers. Raising purebred birds and selling hatching eggs as well as eggs for eating. Raising chickens to sell hackle to a local fly shop. I am particularly interested in this, and I have read several threads on these forums about hackle chickens. Raising birds to show.