You have raised your chickens and now they are ready to be sold but where an how? In this paragraph, we will cover How to sell your Chickens Fast in SA that you have raised.
- Local Township
- Shops and Butcheries
- Sell from your Farm
The most profitable way to sell your chickens is in Townships. South Africans love chickens and we can consume most of it. Driving through townships does not sound like the ideal business plan, but it works. If your price is rigth you can sell hundreds of chickens per day in townships.
Potential clients come to your vehicle and pick the chickens they want, pay you and it’s a done deal. You don’t really need marketing skills to sell from your vehicle, but you will need someone to assist with sales as it can get busy and you will get confused with the number of chickens sold.
Market to Abattoirs
This is one of the hardest methods to sell chickens in South Africa. There are only a few abattoirs that will buy your chickens in South Africa. If you are one of the lucky ones to supply an abattoir, you will have to farm with large numbers to make a profit.
Supplying Shops and Butcheries
There are many shops, supermarkets and butcheries that will buy your freshly slaughtered chickens. You will have to get them slaughtered by a certified abattoir and have your paperwork in order to sell to them.
We will discuss setting up an abattoir on your farm at a later point on this website.
Sell Chickens directly from your Farm or Property
Selling chickens from your Farm is not only fun but also very rewarding. Once you are an established chicken farmer people will come to you to buy chickens.
You can sell day-old chickens and chickens that are ready to slaughter.
The most common meat chicken to farm within South Africa is the Ross Broiler chicken. You can start selling them after only 5 weeks.
You do not need a TransporT Permit to sell Live Chickens.
Question: Can I slaughter Chickens on my Farm?
Answer: Yes you can. By South African Law you can slaughter 25 chickens every two weeks however you are not allowed to sell them.