Question About Selling Baby Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by andischickenfarm, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. andischickenfarm

    andischickenfarm Songster

    Jun 19, 2007
    N.E. Oklahoma
    If I have a 100% hatch I'll have about 96 baby chicks! 4 dozen under 4 hens and the rest in the bator. So my question is, how long should I wait before I take the chicks away from their moms to sell? And how much should I sell them for? 6 dozen are going to be purebreed Black Australorps and the rest are mixes.

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    If you leave the hens with just a few they will still be happy. They can't count. [​IMG] As for pricing... Depends on your local area. I sell day olds for $2-$3 if they are standards or mixes, and $5 each if they are silkies. If they are started, the girls go for $5-7 each and the roos for $3 each.

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