A fair price for hens????

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rebelbill1972, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. rebelbill1972

    rebelbill1972 New Egg

    Apr 25, 2010
    Gloucester County, Va
    What is a fair price to pay for hens that started laying in Sept and Oct? The breeds are...CuCkoo marans, Black Austrolorps, Barred Plymouths. The seller is asking 12.00 per bird. I know the majority of cost is incurred before they start layng and I'm just wondering if this is an accurate price.
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    That seems like you may be getting the better end of the deal. I have seen them go anywhere between $8-25+. I can't sell them less than $10 and I'm just breaking even on growing them out then if I sell at POL. It costs average about $0.75 a week to feed most grown breeds, and you're looking at birds that are minimum 22 weeks. So yeah, good price.
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I think it's a fair price as well. I don't know much about marans, but australorps and rocks are really good layers, and they're under a year old.
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    $12 is cheaper than I'd sell them for. Like Cindi says the feed costs mount up. I'm looking at selling good quality POL pullets for thirteen to fourteen each.
  5. girlonbike

    girlonbike New Egg

    Dec 30, 2010
    Around here I see most going for around $20-30.

    I'm going to get a pair of 18 week old hens tomorrow for $25 for the both of them.
  6. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    I sell mine - - pet quality - - for $10 - $15 a piece. They are normally gone within 48 hours of advertising, so I know the price is low . . .
    I usually price mine that low because I am cramped and need a few gone ASAP. . . . [​IMG]
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I'd buy them [​IMG]
  8. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    good price
  9. Jacklynn

    Jacklynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree with everyone else, very good deal on your part.
  10. stonykill

    stonykill Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 16, 2010
    Canaan Ny
    I guess my $2 each for egg laying adult RIR's was a smokin deal then..... Around here most seem to be advertised from $5 to $15 each.

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