selling full size chickens vs Silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by caseebeths, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. caseebeths

    caseebeths Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wondering to all those who sell chickens. Do you all find it much harder to sell silkies than say regular full size chickens? I always sell out of all my regular chicks quickly and i have recently starting selling silkies which are not selling. What do you all find to be the norm? ?

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    Casee
     
  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what the norm is for selling chicks, but have you tried some of the selling points? Silkies have a few different needs like warmth requirements and vitamin problems (sometimes need B2). Your selling points could be: Known breed for great brooders, and smaller so you can have more. The first time I bought a Silkie (just started with chickens) I had no clue what they were. The breeder had one that was about a month old that wasn't selling. She told me that that one was a great breed for brooding and a broody is better and easier then incubating. I was sold on the spot and have since gone back to her for a few more. Another thing you can do is keep a few pictures of full grown ones around to show to customers. They are pretty to most females and kids and would be great selling points.
     
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  3. Laingcroft

    Laingcroft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It really depends on where you live. I'm always asked when/if I have silkies available for sale, though most folks want pullets/hens and not straight run chicks.
     

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