Money making Ideas?

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  1. CluckGirl

    CluckGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey y'all! Hows every ones life doing?

    So I live on a acre and a half of land own 2 miniature horses 2 goats(that I'm probably going to sell) and 25 something chickens.
    I'm wondering If all have some ideas on how to make some money, don't need to get rich (know that wont happen lol) but would be nice if I could make enough to pay for their food. So other then egg selling do y'all have some Ideas? Thanks y'all!
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Raise chicks till the point that you can sex them. Then keep the males for food and sell the pullets at $10 to $20 a bird. This is how I cover most of the feed and hay costs. Especially since I hatch year round, and feed stores stop stocking chicks after July. Customers don't have to pay the small order and shipping fees that hatcheries charge, they get guaranteed sexing, and they don't have to worry about brooding young chicks.
    *Plus, I don't end up having to feed a bunch of growing birds till they are point of lay. Selling as soon as gender can be identified is key.
     
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  3. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get $10 each for laying hens, $2 each for chicks. I highly doubt I will ever break even or come close. I look at my chickens as a hobby. Right now, I can afford my hobby.

    Ideas for your farm: locally we have a farmer who brings his mini horse to the grocery store, stands outside with it, and his wife takes pics of children with the horse. They have cowboy hats, bandanas, little bits of garb the kids can put on to dress up their pic.

    Your goats, are they male? Female? Both? You could sell the kids, milk, or sell them as you stated you might.

    Gardening is a passion of mine and if I had time and did any good this year, we could've sold a bunch of tomatoes as well as any other fruits and veggies. My chickens ate our blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, tomatoes, green peppers, you name it, because we let them free range, they seized the opportunity. Maybe next year, I'll have them fenced in.

    Have a good day!
     
  4. TexasLisa

    TexasLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure what sex your goats are, but you could always sell their milk, make lotion, or soap. Do you bake, sew, garden, or do crafts? I wish you luck in whatever you decide to do.

    I think we all would like to bring in a little bit more money. :)
     
  5. CluckGirl

    CluckGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a wether and a doe (who is dried up at the moment) I can be crafty and I know the basics of sewing. and Unfortunately Its not Legal to sell raw milk where I live, its stupid, People should be able to choose where their milk comes from.
     
  6. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would look into making soaps and lotions out of it then like @TexasLisa said if she throws a kids and produces milk again. Everyone around here loves goat milk soaps, lotions. If you ever get the chance to google the story of Burt's bees. He started with one bee hive. He chose to sell his company, but thru the line many, many people have profited from one woman's vision, and one man's bee hive.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

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    Good idea. That's genius! [​IMG]
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Right! I hear so many go on about how much it costs to raise them to point of lay that by the time the birds are sold, they don't make any money. WHY?! If you know it's a pullet, and you don't plan on keeping her, sell ASAP. You get the same dollar amount, and you increase your profit margin. Keeping the males to fill your freezer saves on the grocery bill.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

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    I plan on getting a lot of breeding stock in a couple weeks...I would try doing that in the future, but I don't want that many broilers, if any at all, and I don't know anyone to sell them to.
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    I've got three growing kids. Good meat costs a lot. I'm more than happy to have that addition source of food.
     

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