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Raising while also Profiting from Chickens??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Peep-Chicken, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    What are some options I can use to make a some money off my flock? Selling chicks maybe? I just don't seem to be making money off them...

    Thanks :)
     
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  2. chickengirl1230

    chickengirl1230 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, probably the best way to make money off chickens is selling their eggs and selling chicks. After you get the chicks or hatch them, keep them for a few weeks or months and sell them. People will give more for older ones. The older they are, the more they're worth. Hope this helps ;)
     
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  3. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks!
     
  4. RichnSteph

    RichnSteph Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It also depends on how many you have, how regular they lay, how effective your rooster is at his "business" and how much you can cut down on feed bills vs how much you plan (hope) to make. Eggs are also a great seller. Backyard eggs here sell for $5 a dozen, chicks sell for $3 each and they get sold in a hurry. We could easily incubate 40 eggs from our flock and sell them all as 2-3 week old chicks, straight run, in a matter of hours on a Saturday. If you have the space for multiple incubators, the time to manage all that and the space to house the chicks as well as enough hens to produce the eggs in quantity you could probably make some rather nice spending money every month.

    Luck!
     
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  5. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    That was helpful, thanks!
     
  6. jmorgan71587

    jmorgan71587 Out Of The Brooder

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    Selling fertile hatching eggs on eBay!!!!
     
  7. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Great idea! Thanks!
     
  8. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    This topic comes up fairly often, do a search.

    I think the most profitable for backyarders is to have a desirable breed and to sell their fertile eggs.

    Best of luck.
     
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  9. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks, I'll priobaly combine all of the above with this :)
     
  10. Eggmachine11

    Eggmachine11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As 1 of the users stated,it depends on how the rooster feels.Most roosters can fertilize,but you may never know what can happen,not only this,the hen has to be willing to sit and let him mate with her.

    Selling eggs are a much better source to sell.Depending on how many birds you have,and if they lay regulary(EVERY DAY).
     

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