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

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

  1. happybooker1

    happybooker1 Songster

    Oct 4, 2012
    North of Houston Texas
    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 Crowing

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

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

    ChickensRDinos Songster

    Aug 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    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 Crowing

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    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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