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Raising Baby Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cackel, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. Cackel

    Cackel Songster

    Nov 17, 2008
    If you are raising baby chicks to sale, how much would you charge for them ? Remenber the people around here like cheep stuff .LOL I hatched some Guineas this summer and sold them for 3.00 a piece , Just not sure about chicks
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    It all depends upon the breed.

    If they are healthy chicks of a breed that's popular you could probably get $2.50 a chick.

    If they are mutts... $1.75

    Rare breeds... $3.00 to $4.00.
  3. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    If I am buying chicks, I don't want to spend over 2 dollars a chick unless its something I REALLY want. A good price for me would be 1.50 to 1.75. Think about it this way, if you provide healthy chicks for a low price, more people will buy and you will still make a good profit.
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    What breed are they ?
  5. dixiechick

    dixiechick Songster

    Good Show Quality chicks can go for $5-10. I am buying 4 after they hatch from Oldtimegator. Worth every penny to me!
  6. poultrylady

    poultrylady Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Delano, Tn.
    I sell my chicks for $2. each the more rare ones are $3. each. I have alot of cheap people around here also, some just say that is way to high and leave, others think it is very reasonable. One thing that hurts is all are sold straight run, so unless you are very lucky you will end up with alot of roosters also. I don't have any problem selling them though, usually I can't keep up with the demand.
  7. miron28

    miron28 Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    lenoir north carolina
    i just got 30 chicks for free that were a month old the guy couldn't sell them so he gave them to me! i got 6 roosters and the rest are hens!
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm 10 Years

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    My local feed store sells sexed chicks for $3.95 ea. and straight run for $2.95 ea.
  9. red star11

    red star11 In the Brooder

    Dec 21, 2008
    Medina, Ohio
    [​IMG]$2.50 is my max for pullets. otherwise its way to expensive if your buying like 50 chicks

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