Something other than chickens?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by LindseyM12, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. LindseyM12

    LindseyM12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure if this is the best place to post. I'm wanting to raise something other than chickens ducks an geese. Something to make some money with, something that lays a decent amount of eggs for selling, something that sells good. Any ideas?
     
  2. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    quail
     
  3. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

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    I don't know about eggs, but I've heard of people renting white pigeons out to weddings...
     
  4. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    Coturnix lay like crazy, hatch in 17 days and are mature at 6-8 weeks (breeding or butchering). There must not be many around here because I was able to sell the day-old chicks for $2 each and the adults for $6 each. I only had about a dozen breeders, but they managed to pay my feed bill for all my critters.
     
  5. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Butterflies! We got a dozen for my DD wedding and it was $150.00 with overnight shipping in a cooler. It was SO worth it though. Many people get a butterflie for each guest to release but we had 150 guests and I couldn't do that one! We are native american and the legend is that if you whisper wour wish to the buttlerfly it will carry it to the sprit and your wish will come true. I have thought about it myself.
     
  6. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What if you raised meat fowl or rabbits for meat? If you check out the Meat Birds ETC section, you could get more ideas along those lines. [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

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    Quote:Whoa! Holy expensive! [​IMG] That would be really cool, though. You should try quail. I think you'd like them.
     
  8. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    If you have a city with a large asian population,
    silkies for meat (black bone chicken) sels for $5lb, no butchering needed (they use feet and beaks so whole is perferred).

    or quail eggs are also in demand, they're used alot in bento boxes (I got quail to provide me with my own stash).
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Yep! I paid a zillion bucks for them for my wedding! [​IMG]
     

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