This spring I want to hatch out eggs and I am more than likely going to hatch out more than I need. They will be barnyard crosses, but all my hens, save the elderly ones, are good layers and healthy. I am certainly going to keep some, more than likely butcher excess roosters if I have a huge surplus, and I thought about one more possibility; raising starter flocks? By a "starter flock" I would mean selling a group of 5 grown pullets and a rooster. (That is the ratio I have come up with, but does not have to be.) I have known quite a few people looking for pullets who already have chickens or want them. Most of them love chicks, but they don't have time to dedicate to babies and want something to start laying relatively soon. This would be more for people who aren't necessarily wanting a pure bred hen, just a good layer and variety within their flock. I know this isn't anything new, but is there a foreseeable market for it? I am not looking to have a huge profit, or a profit at all so long as I am not losing millions. This summer I am growing a market garden and will have lots of produce to supplement them with and time to devote to them. I will be going to farmer's markets and have the ability to advertise my product. As well as via websites and our local feed mill. Down to the point, is there potential for this? Has anyone done this before? For those interested, I have six roosters; 2 Red Star, 1 Wyandotte, and 3 Silkies. I have a slew of hens of different breeds, but this will give you a general idea of the mix.