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Whqt are the best breeds for resale

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Buckguy20, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    I would like to know what breeds consistently resell better.
    I have had several different breeds and currently have six pure lines going as well as a mixed flock of layers. I have had some rare breeds that don't resale well at all and other just regular breeds that have done well.
    Overall I have found the heavier breeds usually do better for resale purposes. What are the most sought after chickens that do well at auctions and swap meets?
    Thanks Buckguy
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2008
  2. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Songster

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Depends on where you are, but I'd say any 'red' bird (RIR, Production Reds, New Hamp. Reds) and Barred Rocks. JMO
    just don't do showgirls...I have 4 mnth olds that I can't sell for $5 locally.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    That's gong to vary from place to place. In this area, puffy poodle like silkies can go for a good amount, where other areas they aren't worth even a dumpling. I find layers of any type go well here, and the fancier prettier ones can go for a pretty penny for the homes down town who can have a max of 3 hens.
  4. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    I see listings for Barred Rocks and BO around here quite a bit, and at a higher price then many others (as of laying age).

    I paid quite a bit for my silkie chicks locally about $6.50 each. Everytimes I see a craigslist listing so silkies, they go quite quickly around here. I know you can get Keet chicks for as little as $1 and they are always listed here!
  5. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    I would guess the RIR/barred Rocks would be consistent because that is what most people think of when thinking about Farm Animals/Eggs. You can probably get better money for the exotics, but when asked most people dont think of silkies/polish etc... when thinking about chickens.

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