The Chicks are in the mail! LOL

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by justusnak, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Ok, I finally did it.....I broke down and ordered some babies....I ordered 17 Buff orps...my son ordered Cornish X for his son, for 4 H He ordered 8 hens. Ohhh, I am WAY excited!! Hopefully these little buffs will help me keep up with the egg orders...Word of mouth travels fast here...Now I need an idea, for tradeing eggs for cartons...how many for each is a good trade? Any ideas!?
     
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Deb, Good Luck with the new hobby. It will take your peeps 20 weeks before they start to lay. Pullet eggs at first are on the small size, however they are just as good to eat. I sell them a little cheaper, most people expect a large egg, unless you educate them first.
    Most egg customers will save cartons for you. Start asking people now to start saving them for you. It will give you a good enough pile to start with.

    bigzio
     
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    I ask my customers to save cartons for me. It worked real well at first but then folks would begin to forget. So, when I was nearly out of cartons, I mentioned to them that I would have to raise my price by 25 cents a dozen if I had to start buying cartons. That's all it took! I get lots of them now. [​IMG]
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Becky.....great idea....I have some people saveing them for me...but Im just not sure how many I will need in "reserve"yet. I guess I have till August or so....hope I can get a good reserve saved up. Thanks for the ideas! I hear Buff orps are great hens...im excited!! [​IMG]
     

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