Question about buying chicks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bantimna, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    I plan to start my flock soon, I've found a type of "hatchery" though it only specialises in one breed.
    My coop should hold 6-8 hens, but I can only order 30 chicks at a time. My question is, Could I sell the other chicks when they are out the brooder, or is there other methods that you have used?
     
  2. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    I'm just trying to get an answer, so just doing a little "bump". [​IMG]
     
  3. Keara

    Keara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try mypetchicken.com they have tons of breeds great costomer servise and will send city folk as few as 3 chicks. I just got a beautiful group of 10 yeterday.

    www.mypetchicken.com

    opps just relised you are in south africa......I'm sure you can sell the rest of the chicks easy. Maybe even make a profit, lots of people in our area do just that every year.

    ps I'm loving the world cup games!
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2010
  4. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If there is no other place that you can purchase chicks from then YES, I would buy 30 and sell 25 of them at 6 weeks old. [​IMG]
     
  5. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    Last month I bought 90 chicks and sold or gave away 62 of them, making my chicks more than free!
     

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