Fair prices?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kada6305, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. kada6305

    kada6305 Songster

    Mar 13, 2013
    Kersey, Pennsylvania
    What is a fair price for hatching eggs ? And what about chicks?

    My rooster is a speckled Sussex. I have a SS hen, so those I can sell for more. I was thinking live chicks: $1.00 each for mix breeds, for the speckled Sussex $2.00.

    For multiple birds
    Mixed breeds: 12/$9 6/ $5

    Speckled Sussex.

    12/$15 6/$10

    Does that sound fair?And what about fertilized eggs?
  2. Flutterbee

    Flutterbee Chirping

    Aug 11, 2014
    I'd personally be willing to pay that! [​IMG] I think those prices sound fair especially since they will ultimately become chickens that would be worth around $15 an adult bird.
  3. dheltzel

    dheltzel Crowing

    Nov 30, 2013
    Pottstown, PA
    I find it hard to give away chicks sometimes, unless I can sex them, then I get $8 - 10 for day old pullets. Really, I'm having to turn people away now, even at that price. So, apart from a few for special orders or personal projects, I will only hatch sex-links or auto-sexing breeds from now on.

    Your prices seem fair, but it's really about what your market will bear. If you hatch enough and are willing to ship them, you might get more because you can find a bigger market, otherwise, you will likely saturate the local market for straight run mixed breeds and SS after 1 or 2 hatches.

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