OMG!! What I have DONE?!!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by happybooker1, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. happybooker1

    happybooker1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just placed an order @ McMurray's for 25 mixed feather-footed Bantam chicks to be delivered 10/27. There will be at least 4 of the following: Silkies, Mille Fleur, Porcelain, Sultan, or Brahmas in assorted colors. Plus a mystery chick.

    I am hoping to keep 7 or 8 (assuming I can identify the various chicks as being the different breeds--LOL!!) and sell the rest on my local CL. What is a decent price to charge for (probably) week-old chicks? I was thinking $4 each.

    Out of that 7 or 8 I keep I'm hoping for at least 4 girls. 4 or 5 chicks is all I want to keep. I'll probably find out all the ones I keep are roosters -- LOL!! The extras I'll again sell on CL (or give away if I can't sell them).

    OTOH, I watched the video on McMurray's operation from their web page and it was FASCINATING!!! Those HUGE incubators and brooders!!! Hundreds of chicks DAILY!! Amazing!!

    I'd welcome any comments or advice on my plan. Thanks!
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    $5 each for chicks. I sell mixed breeds for $4 each.

    Congrats! It's an exciting adventure :D
     
  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would look at the other postings and see what people are charging in your area to be sure. In the past I have paid anywhere from $3 - $7 a chick for hatchery quality chicks depending on how hard they were to find locally.
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Ditto this.

    If you can house them all for ~6 weeks, you'll be able to pick out some of the roosters and you may have an easier time finding them homes since they won't need heat anymore. Of course, that also means feeding them for 6 weeks...
     

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