selling chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TomG, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. TomG

    TomG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am interested in incubating some eggs for the fun involved. After they hatch I have a problem / question. If I were to order some eggs from a hatchery of breeds that are not common in my area, like marans delewares. How hard would it be to find homes for them as chicks? I can't keep any more grown birds than what I already have (4).[​IMG]
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    No clue. I don't sell mine. I should, but I don't. Folks have had good with Craigslist....
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    This time of year? Zilch. In the spring - FABULOUS responses.
     
  4. TomG

    TomG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good. I was thinking of an April hatch.
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Good. I was thinking of an April hatch.

    If you are thinking about making any money, schedule the hatch to happen on March 5ish, and then stop at the end of June. Although STOP is not in my vocabulary.

    Oh and if you have more than one bator, stagger them so you have a new hatch every week. [​IMG] We need an enabler smiley. Because that is me.
     
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  6. TomG

    TomG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good. I was thinking of an April hatch.

    If you are thinking about making any money, schedule the hatch to happen on March 5ish, and then stop at the end of June. Although STOP is not in my vocabulary.

    Oh and if you have more than one bator, stagger them so you have a new hatch every week. [​IMG] We need an enabler smiley. Because that is me.

    I'm not thinking of making any money. I just want to try my hand at incubating a dozen or so and I can't keep any of them.
     
  7. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Sell like crazy at flea markets. Seen a girl pull up to ours with about 100 chicks in a tote. One of the big sellers walked over a bought all of them to grow an resell. She was there 20 minutes.
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:That's how I think!!!!!
     
  9. eggboy

    eggboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be intersted in a couple marans or americauna pullets but they would have to be shipped and I don't think that would work with only two or three chicks.
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Yes it does. Just fine, in fact. Smaller box, overnight shipping, shipped right after hatch. They would make it just fine.
     

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