December 17, 2007
Last week I posted this flyer at my local feed store, with a few tear-off slips with my phone number. When prospective chicken owners tell me that 25 chicks is too many, they only want three or four for their family, I usually suggest they put up a flyer at a local feed store to sell the chicks they don't need.
My new pullets were too crowded in the chicken barn and had begun to fight for their nightly roosting space. It was time to do something. I took a couple of the photos I'd taken for this web site and printed out a one-page sales flyer. My husband took it to the feed store and stapled it to their bulletin board. Before he had finished, the first slip was torn off.
We got the first phone call and those young hens were sold within an hour. I think maybe I could have asked for $10 each and they still would have sold.
The feed store folks laughed when we called them and asked them to take the ad down. This method really works -- no foolin'!
Feel free to download and use my flyer if you want to, just add your phone number to the bottom.
Cheers for chickens!