I think in Asia Silkies are a delicasy , delicaesie, Oh well can't spell that - You might try a city with a lot of Asian markets . Think there is a soup they make for eating that is medicinal. Good luck
Yes, Ive got some money Ive been putting away for a couple years. Is $6 - $8 a pound seems rough. Basically Id have to market them myself Im guessing? How dramatic are the penalties for selling over $5,000 worth of chicken in a year?
Not if you find the right market. Especially if you move to a city like New york... or just outside of it. Eggs there go for like $8-12 / dozen. Chicken is just as high. To get going I would ask about $2-3 / lb and establish some customers. After you have customers lined up you can charge what you want..... or with whatever the market has them at. Especially with silkies as your raising birds for a very selective niche market.
As long as you have the right set up you can by-pass any law that's currently in place. Especially if you sell them live and process for free. But if your looking to get into reasturants and stores your looking into a whole new set of problems and may want to look into getting them USDA approved.
Marketing in a big city isn't going to be tough... stroll over to China town and give them some samples.... the rest is word of mouth.