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phesants and or partridge we can make money from?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by animals1981, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. animals1981

    animals1981 Songster 10 Years

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    is there any that would be able to sell easy in northern cali? I am tired of buying birds and then losing hundreds of dollars on them and never being able to re sell! [​IMG]
     
  2. Quote:What do you raise now? making money on birds is hard to do, not that it can't be done, but switching to something new does not guarantee to be a money maker.
     
  3. animals1981

    animals1981 Songster 10 Years

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    i have nothing i just build a new aviery in my yard i live in the city my aviery is 200 sq ft
     
  4. Quote:Then how are you loosing money if you have nothing?
     
  5. suzettex5

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    I think 90% of the people here DO NOT make money off their birds! I am seeing alot of birds for sale right now here in Northern Ca, having trouble myself getting a few extras sold off. I'm DEFINATELY not making money, but I do usually get at least what I have into the bird back. I raise for fun and eggs, and I try not to have more than I can keep if I cant sell.

    You could try the Denio's Auction in Roseville, I know alot of people are taking their extra birds there.

    Good luck!
     
  6. Riffecreek

    Riffecreek Chukar Junky

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    I'm always looking for hatching eggs in game birds.. I'm looking for breeds I don't have along with get new lines of the ones I do have also...

    I had to get rid of my birds when I moved 4 years ago, but before then.. I didn't sell many birds at start. I started donating birds for youth functions in the surrounding counties and before I knew it, I couldn't keep up with the orders comming in.. Now I'm starting over in hopes of doing the same thing!
     
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  7. animals1981

    animals1981 Songster 10 Years

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    in the past when i raised birds id lose lots of money on care on pigeons and OEGBs

    when is the roseville auction
     
  8. ranit

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    I'm in the midwest so the market may be different where you are but I just look at our birds as a hobby that pays for itself. When we first started my husband was rolling all these numbers around in his head planning on how much money we could make. I pointed out to him that there was a lot more cost involved than just the feed (electricity for incubators/brooders, maintenance on pens & equipment, gas to haul the animals to sales, etc.) to say nothing of the time to care for them. He also soon realized it is not a big moneymaker. I enjoy watching the animals and the socialization with others at sales and it's something for my husband and I to do together. We usually end up slightly ahead moneywise if there is no major catastrophe of any kind and I'm happy with that.
     
  9. Here in North Carolina it's hard just to sell them. You have to have a game bird permit from the state, we have had lots of people want to buy some but when I tell them you have to have a permit that's usually it. It's $10 a year for the permit so it's not like it will kill you. Don't get me wrong I have been known to fracture a law here and there [​IMG] but not game laws. The courts take a dim view of that here. What little we do sell probably pays for 1/2 of the feed I would guess. If you figure in the price of dressed quail and pheasant then we would turn a profit.

    Steve
     
  10. suzettex5

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    Quote:Every saturday and sunday, rain or shine. Denios is also a HUGE farmers market and swapmeet,over 7 acres of stuff. $3 for parking and your in. There is a website, google Denios in roseville and you'll see it. I love that place!!
     

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