3 month old pullets-appropriate price?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Nupine, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Nupine

    Nupine Songster

    Nov 21, 2007
    Ohio
    Hello, for a 4-H project this year, I decided to do something different. I purchased 50 pullets, golden comets, BRs, and EEs, in mid April and was planning on selling at around 4-5 months old. Well they are little pigs and are eating a ton of feed, and I need the pens they are in for other chickens. So I am selling them now, at 3 months old. Not quite point-of-lay but close. Being that this is a 4-H project, I am hoping to get a reasonable amount of money for them. We live in an area where older pullets are in demand, but it is also a somewhat poor area. I just don't know what to charge. I have put a ton of tiem and money in them, and thye are all growing great and are in perfect health, also they are in nice bedding so they are very clean. [​IMG] I also plan to market them through craigslist, agriseek, BYC, the two feed stores in town, grocery stores, and the two local free newspapers that are popular. I was thinking about $8 each for 11 or less and $7 if you buy 12 or more. Again this is a 4-H project and all are pullets except one BR turned out to be a roo. Does you think that is too high, too low, or a good price? Thanks!
    Ashlyn
     
  2. embkm

    embkm Songster

    571
    3
    139
    Jan 16, 2009
    Colbert, Ga
    I'd say that's a pretty good price. Laying hens around here usually sell for about $10, and since yours are close, but not quite laying, $8 sounds like a good deal.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Depends on your area, here you could probably get 15 each providing you know they are girls, while I've seem them listed as high as $35 for "hand tame" birds. You have to go check out your local paper and see what they are being sold for locally.
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    14,106
    40
    311
    Mar 25, 2008
    Virginia
    Your price you're thinking sounds right to me! I sell my started pullets for $8 each as well and we are in a very depressed area of the U.S. As a matter of fact, our area has been in a depression for the past 10 years now, due to factories closing and moving over seas and I still get $8 each for mine. [​IMG]
     
  5. Randy

    Randy Songster

    1,021
    11
    171
    Mar 12, 2009
    AR
    If it were early spring you probably could get more but for this time of year that's about right.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: