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Selling chicks- what do you do?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by koakritters, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you sell your chicks, do you have the person buying them come to your house to get them, or do you meet them someplace else? When i got my eggs I went to teh lady's house, but i've always sold my chicks by bringing them to work with me, now i've got someone who wants to come get them tomorrow, and i don't work for the next 4 days, and it seems silly to drive all the way to work just to give someone their chicks...

    i guess my question is, have you even had a problem with people coming to your house to get the chicks?
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    People come to my house to get chicks all the time. Never had an issue. BUT they never come INTO my house, they wait outside. [​IMG]
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    If you have a weird feeling about them coming to your house, especially if you are going to be there alone, you can always meet them somewhere locally... maybe about 5 mins from your house?
     
  4. Shannon33

    Shannon33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it someone you know? There are so many weird people out there I would be nervous about letting someone from Craigslist or something come to my house, lol.
    I have only sold to people around the neighborhood, I don't mind them coming to the house but I don't let them go in the enclosure because I read on here they can pass things from their birds to yours on their clothes and shoes, so I just do that as a precaution.
     
  5. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with ALL the above posts.


    I have them come to my place but not in the house. Never had an issue. I also make sure I am not alone. I also have biosecurity and make them "step" their shoes in a weak bleach solution and wash their hands before they go up to my animal area.


    But if I'm already "down the hill" then I just meet them somewhere.
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2011
  6. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks! i've just always had to work whenever people wanted them and since i work at a public place, it was just easier to bring them with me. [​IMG]

    this lady is driving about 40 min to get them, so i think someone who is willing to drive that far for a couple chicks *should* be an okay person, but you never know. I'll bring their cage out front so that there's no reason for her to go inside. thanks everyone!
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree with the other posts too. People come to my house but not into it and NO ONE goes into my chicken area. I have an electric fence around the perimeter that I turn off if someone wants to see the birds.
     

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