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post #11 of 16

Pastured non organic is what's offered in my area. The low pens in fields that are filled with CornishX and moved every day or two. Going rate is $3.50/lbs here.

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post #12 of 16

I was paying over $4 a lb  at a farmers market, hope to raise my own this spring

Hens: 4 Black Jersey giants, 3 BO,  2 BR, 1CX, ...1 mix roo  ... labor day chicks 5 BJG mix, 1 BO mix .. . Halloween chicks: 2  barred rock mix and 4 cornish cross mix.... Turkeys: 1 BBB hen ,  4 Narragansett jakes  Yummy.....

1 dog 2 cats

If the hen defends her chicks beneath her wings; how much more shalt thou be safe beneath the wings of God ...Psalm XCI 

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Hens: 4 Black Jersey giants, 3 BO,  2 BR, 1CX, ...1 mix roo  ... labor day chicks 5 BJG mix, 1 BO mix .. . Halloween chicks: 2  barred rock mix and 4 cornish cross mix.... Turkeys: 1 BBB hen ,  4 Narragansett jakes  Yummy.....

1 dog 2 cats

If the hen defends her chicks beneath her wings; how much more shalt thou be safe beneath the wings of God ...Psalm XCI 

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post #13 of 16
I easily got 3 bucks a lb last summer for 30 birds I sold I did the butchering. I'm not sure how I came out as I didn't keep good records since I raised sort of a mix of chickens not all for sale. This year I plan to do it again and get a better idea of how I'm coming out. 3 dollars per lb as far as I'm concerned is dirt cheap including processing. I see prices on Craigslist ranging from 2.50 for cx up to 3.50, usually for rangers, plus butcher's fee, which at the only poultry butcher around is currently 3 bucks bird whole and paper wrapped, price goes up substantially for shrink wrap and cutting into portions.
Edited by blucoondawg - 2/8/16 at 11:40pm
post #14 of 16
I sell mine for $4.00/lb

Some of you guys are giving them away!
post #15 of 16

For capons, we sell for $10 to $16 bucks per pound.  Some folks are thrilled to get them at all and others think we're crazy.  Anyone who thinks you can raise quality capons for less...you do it and we'll buy your product!

 

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We live in West 'By God' Virginia 

 

 

                                                    When Tyranny is Certain and Loss of Freedom is Nigh

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post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by hellbender View Post

For capons, we sell for $10 to $16 bucks per pound.  Some folks are thrilled to get them at all and others think we're crazy.  Anyone who thinks you can raise quality capons for less...you do it and we'll buy your product!

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I need to learn how to do that!
Edited by RockyFieldsFarm - 2/19/16 at 11:42am
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