Blue Slate Turkeys-How Much Are Adults Worth?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by speckledhen, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I was just at the feedstore and the owner had two Bl Slate hens and one jake for $100 EACH. Dont think they'll be eaten if someone actually pays that much. She said she had several more but they sold. Oooooookay, those people (not locals, I'm sure) have more $$$ than moi. What are they really worth? Boy, are they beautiful!
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Wow, the ones up at our feed store were 25 - 30 each.
     
  3. doubleostud

    doubleostud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on the demand, normally 50 for a grown tom, but i have bought a 8 month old for 17 before, but i would say no way on 100 a piece
     
  4. Cason

    Cason Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:What feed store is that- they sell young jakes for $25???
     
  5. bishopschickens

    bishopschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say that is steep for them which I dont complain about prices but do remember depending on where you are and the demand people are going to get what they can which there is nothing wrong with. Its up to you on if you want to buy them or not!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I've always said her prices are high, but she's getting them, so more power to her. I wanted some other opinions on what most pay/charge for that breed of turkey, adult size. If I could get that much for turkeys, I think I'd be raising them myself.

    EDITED TO ADD: I am not in the market for an adult turkey and have no experience in the pricing that type bird. Just seemed interesting that someone in this area will pay $100 for a turkey and wondered if that was inflated. Seems so.
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2008
  7. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here I was thinking you were getting turkeys now! [​IMG]
     
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Quote:What feed store is that- they sell young jakes for $25???

    It's our local feed store, they get Blue Slate and Royal Palms in fairly regular and sometimes Bourbon. One of our Custodians raises the Blue Slate and Bourbons and sells them for 5 - 10 bucks each when they are a month old to 6 months old. He likes to sell them much younger than 6 months though so he sells them to the feed store and then they sell them cheap. If they are older they go up to 25 or 30.
     
  9. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    $30.00 - $50.00 for an adult around here. BTW I need a good Jake to go with my girls. Can't believe no one in my neck of the woods has one. [​IMG]
     
  10. Cason

    Cason Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wish we could buy something other than poults around here in the Spring. Turkeys just look for a place to die!
     

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