Originally Posted by chippysmom327
So, people on Facebook are selling bantam cochin chicks for $10 ea. straight run. And people are buying them. Isn't that really expensive? I was gonna sell my 8 week old cockerels for $5 ea. I bought their dad for $25. I was thinkin $8 for my pullet (8 weeks). Does this sound good?
A good price is whatever you can get. I've seen some outrageous prices being asked, and some definite cases where people have paid them (weird ebay items are a "case-study" in foolish buyers). Someone on another thread suggested $50 for a POL (point of lay) pullet would be reasonable price, but a few posts back on here, someone was selling them for $12. In the market I sell into, I can rarely get $15 for an 8 week old pullet, and I can't give roosters away. I have some roughly 8 week old cochin bantam cockerels I would give away, but I can't even be bothered to write the ad, I'll end up putting them out to free-range someday (unless someone here wants them).
I think $8 for a pullet is too low and $5 for a cockerel too high, but you might have a better market for cockerels than I do. Pullets should be worth at least 5X what a cockerel is selling for, IMO.
I do think the profitable markets are selling hatching eggs and chicks. I have so much feed and time in a POL pullet, I wouldn't want to sell her for $25.