Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Chicken Business

I spent most of the day working on the chicken business. After I had really sat down and figured out what I have and what I want, I found I had more than what I needed. There is no way I could find a home for as many eggs as I would have left over if we kept all the breeders I want too.
Today me, the youngest daughter and the wife took the time to actually separate and count what breeds and how many we are going to keep. It was easy to see how over stoked we were. The rest were put on Craig's list in seven different adds.
This is a bad time of the year to be selling chickens but if they do not sell this week then I will take them to the flee market next weekend. I know they will sell there.

 We are selling 18 chickens in all. Silkies, Heavy breed Cochins, Cochin Bantams, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Buff Brahamas, Speckled Sussex, Serama and Aracona.
I just had a few to many of each breed. That leaves us with about 50 chickens to use as a building stock for the chicken business.


  1. I'm glad you are gettin rid of some of your chicks. We have 32 and that is too much for us. lol

  2. We were just planning on going big with all this but quickly found out we can't go big if we did not have the market built for it yet.
    Thanks for the comment SFG