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Reducing the flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by hawcer, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. hawcer

    hawcer Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 15 ,1 month old Bantam chicks that I will need to reduce down to a smaller amount before they get much bigger.

    I have :
    5 Sebrights(2 males and 3 females)
    5 D'uccles(2 males and 3 females)
    5 Sultans( gender not determined)

    I would like to keep at least a male/female pair of each and maybe an extra female per breed. It would be nice to keep all the females, but space is limited.

    I will either give away the rest or take them to the local weekend farmers market. What's a fair asking price, $5.00 each?

    My son wants to possibly show some in 4H, Would crooked toes be a defect he would be counted off for? I can't talk him out of keeping one of his favorites(Sebright male) that has 1 crooked toe per foot. I would prefer to keep the other male with perfect feet. Idk...

    Help!
     
  2. Kavellion

    Kavellion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would try listing what you dont want on craigslist. I have sold extras that way. On more unusual breeds you can also get a high price on a roo as people my have lost the one roo the had for their hens.
     

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