Whats more profitable?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ninny, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. ninny

    ninny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    I'm wondering what is more profitable out of these options for breeding.
    1. Same breed in both bantam and large fowl
    2. Different breeds in common colors
    3. Different breeds in uncommon colors
    4. One breed in lots of colors

    Last edited: Jan 19, 2010

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    Depending on the breeds you plan on using, I would say the third option would be the most profitable.
  3. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 7, 2009
    Central Pennsyltucky
    I agree. To make money, you need to have a good demand. If it's an uncommon, you'll be able to sell it for more. This is why I went with European button quail and LARGE jumbo coturnix quail. If I get into chickens, I plan to get something that I like, but I plan to purchase top lines or something uncommon, as the demand will be higher.
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Profit????? There is no profit ..... I think of it as a hobby! [​IMG]
  5. JamesA

    JamesA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2008
    Cedartown Georgia
    You would have a better chance of making money by going to Vegas than on Chickens [​IMG]
  6. JanieMarie

    JanieMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Georgetown, Minnesota
    Quote:I totally agree! Unless you want to count your breakfast and the entertainment value! [​IMG] What a great hobby tho and if you get enough to buy a bag of chicken feed then that's a bonus!
  7. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa
    Unless you have the rare, the truly unique, or the highly demanded "flavor of the month" in the right color demanded at the right time by the right people, there's not much for profit in chicken keeping.
    Perhaps you have the next "Lester the Lavendar"... and the world will come beating upon your door.
  8. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    3. and 1. you should have one "classic" and "one new fad". but YOU need to love the breed too.
  9. weirdmuse

    weirdmuse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2008
    Southwest Ohio

    Choosing the next flavor of the month is the only way I've seen anyone locally make any profit. BCM's and Buckeye's are having a pretty decent run right now and I suspect Lavendar Orps in the near future. Otherwise, anyone else see anything hot on the horizon? Serama's perhaps?
  10. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    i just saw blue coppers marans for sell, [​IMG] , anything in blue sucks me in [​IMG]

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