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Selling hatched chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by skunknchatter, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. skunknchatter

    skunknchatter Songster

    Aug 19, 2007
    Northern Utah
    Not sure where to post this but I was wondering if any of you sell your mix breed chicks that you hatch. I would like to hatch a few batches of eggs but I don't want that many chicks. They will be BO (my rooster) cross and I'm not even going to try sexing them. My hens are Dominique, "Easter Eggers, Brown leg horn, and Sex Link I was thinking of $1.25 each. What do you guys think? Not looking to make a ton of money, mostly just pricing to sell easily and buy a bag of feed here and there.

  2. humpbacks1962

    humpbacks1962 Songster

    Jun 20, 2007
    Middletown, CT
    Give it a try... After all, some people buy chicks without demanding their pedigree...
  3. SIMZ

    SIMZ Crowing

    Apr 29, 2011
    Northwest Indiana
    I'll be hatching a (hopefully) large batch of mixed breeds for a school project. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them until I remembered a friend who wants more chickens because she lost most of hers recently. I'm just giving them to her a few days after they hatch and she's thrilled.

    My point is that I'd go for it. If you have some left over that you can't keep you can always keep lowering the price, right? $1.25 sounds like a good price for future layers to me. :)
  4. skunknchatter

    skunknchatter Songster

    Aug 19, 2007
    Northern Utah
    Most of the people where I'm at don't seem to care about breed. They just want chickens who lay eggs and/or ones they can eat. The feed store in town charges $3.25 for straight run chicks and they sell out over and over. Hopefully I can sell my little "mutts" for $2 less and get rid of all that I don't want. I won't be hatching large batches so that will make it a little easier. I hope...
  5. Arielle

    Arielle Crowing

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    If the feed store sell out at $3.25, I would start at $2.75. Mutts are just as pretty and much hardier than pure breds. BO have lots of hidden colors so babies should be a variety of colors with so many different moms. Makes for a pretty group of layers.
  6. thebanthams

    thebanthams Songster

    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    I dont mind buying mutts ! If I live closer I will love to buy some !! 1..25 is way too chheeeep !!!
  7. foothillsfiber

    foothillsfiber Chirping

    Dec 23, 2011
    If i am not mistaken. The bo roo and dominique will give you a black sex link chick.

  8. RareBreedFancier

    RareBreedFancier Surrounded by Broodies

    Nov 5, 2010
    Australia :)

    This is correct. Boys will be black with a light head spot and girls will not have the spot.

    Skunknchatter, are any of the EE's or sex links black or blue? If not any black chicks should follow sexlinking. :)
  9. skunknchatter

    skunknchatter Songster

    Aug 19, 2007
    Northern Utah
    No black and on the EE I don't think they are considered blue??? They have brownish heads and bodies mostly with steely grey tails and on their wings. They aren't brown but they aren't blue. I'll post pics tomorrow.

    Didn't know that about BO roo and Dominique hen. Also thanks for the "spot on the head" tip :)
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2012
  10. I wonder if i can try that it would be a good way to make some extra money
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2012

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