Originally Posted by JadeComputerGal
In all seriousness, though, Scott says the reason we have such a hard time getting rid of them is that I grill everybody to death like they're adopting a child. I don't think I do. I just want to know they're going to a good home where they're not going to be eaten by a predator and have a diet of "I have a yard." I probably turn off some perfectly fine buyers by doing that, but so be it. We still have around 12 I'm hoping to find a good home for before cold weather sets in.
I can see your concern but if you really thinking about it and I'm not trying to be cruel or anything, But there's ONLY so much you can do to keep your pets safe from predators. I mean if they are hungry enough and there's a free meal, they will do what every it takes to get it.
My number one concern when selling is the people. OMG, can't tell you how many times I have heard "I've never eating duck before". AND YOUR NOT GOING TO HERE. Thanks for stopping by...
As well as my Silkies, I've heard: "I've never eaten a Black skinned chicken, wonder if it tastes differently then a regular one". GRRRR, SEEE YAH... Just something you don't want to hear, knowing you've raised these animals since they started in there little shells.
I have NOTHING against people that do raise chickens for there consumption but for me, it's not my intent when I sell, so when I hear things like that, it really hits home because these are my babies and as MUCH as I would love to keep all of them, sometimes the Bad guys have to go. I don't allow Cock fighting at my place and if they can't get along they must go, but as long as I don't have any fighters, they can stay. That's why I have to decide on MR. LONER, I'm hoping he's just going threw a bully faze and will stop his nonsence soon. Otherwise, I will have to make changes with him.
I find that when you over price your pet, those that will actually response or want to pay are the ones you want. Because if they are willing to pay to much for a pet, they are willing to take the best care of it. They don't want to lose that cost... Of course, I'm not talking about Tripling a price. LOL.
Something to think about, raise your price, if you get a response you can always lower back to your original cost once they arrive, because if they are willing to pay a ridiculous price they are willing to give it the best care... Just saying something worth thinking about.