Selling/ advertising advice for chicks?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickeneer45, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. chickeneer45

    chickeneer45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Recently, I incubated six eggs because I thought it would be fun to watch a hatch. It was fun and the chicks are now two weeks old. I have posted them: free to good home on at least five different sites including Craigslist and under the For Sale forum on this site. If I had known that it would be this hard to sell them, I probably never would have hatched them since I cannot keep them. On top of that, two of my hens went broody and hatched four chicks between the two of them. I also have to find some way to sell them. And when I say "sell", I mean find a good home free of charge. They are all sweet chicks and I live in Virginia- just north of richmond. Two of the chicks are even pure bred brown leghorns-- and yet: no takers... :( I really am at a loss for what to do. People make it sound so easy finding homes for chicks, but as far as I can tell, its extremely difficult. If anyone can give me any advice on how to find them homes, that would be wonderful because I really don't know what to do. Thanks to anyone who has experience with selling chicks for their potential advice. Also, if you are personally interested in them, let me know. I have no idea how shipping works so I only deal locally. I really wasn't sure where to post this, so hopefully this was the right place. Thanks again!
     
  2. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The reason that you don't have interest is that the chicks can conceivably be all roosters. Most people buy from a local feed store or a hatchery in order to get specifically what they want and that is usually hens. This way they are sexed by experts with a high percentage (90% or more) of being the correct gender. You can call a few local feed stores to see if they will take your chicks but my guess is that they will not. Put a sign at the road "Free Chicks". We often order 15 or 20 chicks from the hatchery each year and if one turns out to be a rooster then we keep it anyway.

    I would not hatch anymore eggs unless you have the room to keep what you bring to life.
     
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    Find a local poultry club. Then you are talking to other poultry people.
     

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