when to sell your chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FREEZE's CHICKENS, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. FREEZE's CHICKENS

    FREEZE's CHICKENS Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey, guys quick question. is there a certain time and age for me to sell my chicks if i want an almost full chicken price at the auction house or sell them to someone? thanks kevin
     
  2. KimberlyJ

    KimberlyJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best time to sell is whenever you have a buyer [​IMG][​IMG]

    Sorry I have no experience selling....hope someone can give you a more serious answer.
     
  3. FREEZE's CHICKENS

    FREEZE's CHICKENS Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks anyway!
     
  4. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bloomsdale, MO
    the longer you keep them the more you feed them. the more you risk something getting them.
     
  5. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Interesting...I am in the same boat...did my first hatch...and only want to keep a couple out of 10 chicks and sell on the rest...my plan is to keep them till spring and sell as 'started' chickens...a couple of reasons (I thought)..

    1. gives me time to see who is boy/girl...

    2. allows me to see which birds are growing into beautiful birds I want to keep.

    3. maybe? it will be easier to sell young birds rather than chicks?

    anyway that's what I am PLANNING on doing...and again I have not done this before...? any comments about this post would be helpful on others experience...
     
  6. FREEZE's CHICKENS

    FREEZE's CHICKENS Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you for the info Dwegg. i really beleive the started chickens will bring a ton. more money. prlly $2.00 at auction. chicks were i live go for around $.10 at auction! im thinking to do the same thing you are thinking of. thank you to the replyers
     
  7. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    I sell mine once they are able to function without their mother. That way, I can't tell if they're boys or girls, and they sell much faster [​IMG]
     
  8. cabincrazyone

    cabincrazyone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's a good point. The buyer takes on the gamble of the sex being what they wanted.

    The only solution to that situation would be to raise Sex Links.
     
  9. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    Sell them as day olds via craigslist or whatever.

    No feed bill at all, can get much better than $0.10 around here.

    If you are trying to raise some for yourself and selling off the culls, then 16 - 20 weeks is a good age to sell them off.


    Good luck
     

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