At what age to you sell your pullets?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LoneCowboy, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    At what age to you sell your pullets? I bought my pullets at 7 weeks old. I'm also selling them at that age. I was wondering what others do. Is this too young? I figure they have most of their feathers and can handle most temps within reason. Gives them time to get used to their new digs, and gives their new owner time to befriend them if they want.

    Just wondering what you all think?
  2. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Songster

    Jul 21, 2007
    I like to wait until they're feathered out enough to withstand whatever the temperature is outside. If I have them during the summer months I'll sell at 5 weeks old. If it's during the colder months I play it by ear. Most of the people who want pullets that I've sold to don't have brooders and need to put them outside right away.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I sell any of my birds at any age. I just make sure though that if they are going under 8 weeks old, the people have heat for them.

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