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Fair price?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by happyhens, May 19, 2007.

  1. happyhens

    happyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is a fair price for Black Australorp pullets, hatchery-quality? They should start laying in 2 or 3 weeks, I was thiking $8 ea? I ended up with pretty much all black australorps, I have 16 pullets and 2 roosters now. I want more variety, so I want to sell these and use the money for another order of chicks [​IMG] It is so exciting picking out the breeds you want next! Anyways, what do you think?
     
  2. jmantoo1

    jmantoo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that sounds like a good deal to the buyer for sure i paid 5.00 for pullets 15 weeks old they were leghorns [​IMG]
     
  3. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Work out how much you have spent on food and bedding per bird, and then add a little bit on for effort/profit/whatever you want to call it.

    $8 seems incredibly cheap to me for an 18 week old.
     
  4. SunChick

    SunChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I paid $10 a bird for pullets of that age (not to mention it was a 5 bird minimum to make it profitable for the seller). You may want to require a minimum # to buy or up the price more for under the minimum #. I think my RIRs though are worth it...boy do they lay!

    I also got my 12 week old pullets for $8 a piece, no minimum required.
     
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  5. happyhens

    happyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may try for $10+, as my jack russell managed to get into the coop and kill five of my pullets [​IMG] I need to raise the price if I can to help pay for the losses. I just want to be fair to the buyer as well, but, hey, they don't have to buy, and if no one wants to buy them I will lower the price. I love my dog, but sometimes...:mad:
     
  6. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I paid $10.00 for 12 week old pullets. She was a little high, but they were not from a hatchery, and she only allows her best hens to hatch.

    Your pullets only lack 2-3 weeks to lay, so you should get a bit more for yours.
     
  7. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    $8 for hatchery quality is a fair price.
     
  8. Big Chicken Little

    Big Chicken Little Chillin' With My Peeps

    $8 is a great price ..try for $10 and come down to $8 if you have to.
     
  9. Riven

    Riven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on the market. I managed an auction for several years and ready to lay pullets or hens that were laying would bring $15 - $22.50 per bird easily, so $10 I think is more than cheap enough.
     

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