Originally Posted by lazy gardener
In my local Uncle Henry's mag (a local weekly buy and sell publication) hens are selling for $2/ea. Of course, you get what you pay for. They're probably riddled with lice and 3 years old. Not worth selling them if you can't sell for a decent price. I'd rather keep them, and sell the eggs.
After a while, you can tell the good local ads from the bad ones. I try to take up close pics to show as accurately as I can what the birds really look like. You see chickens here for $2, too, but there is either no pic, or the picture is a group shot taken through a fence. Usually the trailer and El Camino are visible in the background
I think $15 is cheap for some of my birds, but I also don't haggle that price. If someone wants 6 or more birds, I will drop to $12, but I won't go below $15 for less than that. I'm not competing in price with the guy down the street with the barnyard mixes. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with the mixes, but my birds are worth more. This was my first year hatching and selling, and I have a calling list for next year, so hopefully I won't have to do CL forever