$5 each for 5 week old hatchery Roos? Is that a good price?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ARose4Heaven, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Flippin, AR
    DH says to advertise my roosters on craig's list. They came as "oops" in my 100 pullet assortment from McMurray. Some are Partridge Rocks, Barred rocks, one is White Jersey Giant, and a couple are SLW. Would $5 each be a good price or is that too low? 5 weeks old today.
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2011
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    When I sell any that age at the poultry auction I'm lucky to get $3-4 apiece for them....often times it's less. I just sold some last week there for $7 apiece but they were 5 months old already.

    From what I read on here a lot you may be lucky to give them away.

    You can alwasy start at 5 and come down if you don't get any takers.
  3. imusa76

    imusa76 Chirping

    Jun 16, 2010
    Rhode Island
    I've tried to sell Roosters on CL, I ended up Posting them as free after a couple of weeks, and even then I got very few calls.

    for some reason Roosters Have very little Doller value to some people.
  4. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    I can't give mine away but it is worth a try. Each area is different. Good luck [​IMG]
  5. cybercat

    cybercat Songster

    May 22, 2007
    Greeneville, Tn
    $5 is too high for unwanted cockerals. Many try to give them away but I would say $1 or $2 is your best bet. They will be a dime a dozen as people get their oreders in.
  6. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Songster

    May 30, 2007
    I usually just give mine away unless they are supreme examples of the breed.
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    I agree with everyone-for hatchery roos 5$ is way too much. You better off selling them for 1-2$ each on CL..Get rid of them now before they really start eating you out of house and home-I have to give mine away for free to get rid of them and mine aren't hatchery...bite the bullet on them now-they were free to begin with right? At this point they have cost you a few $'s apiece to raise with food intake-I have tried to sell mine for 2-5-10-15$ each all different breeds of great stock-Don't wait like I did at 20+ weeks you'll lose alot of $ on feed...
  8. AprilW

    AprilW Songster

    Feb 7, 2011
    north Georgia
    I have seen local ads for roosters going for $5-$10 each. I'm not sure how easily they are sold. You may be better off putting them in your own freezer.
  9. gmendoza

    gmendoza Songster

    Mar 23, 2010
    Rock Hill,SC
    I just eat my extras [​IMG]
  10. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Flippin, AR
    That's what I thought, but DH is looking for anyway to raise a dime.[​IMG]

    The little blokes will just live with the meat birds until butcher day. In the meantime, I get to enjoy having pretty birds in there for a change.[​IMG]

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