Feather footed rooster selling questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Thejperez, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. Thejperez

    Thejperez Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2014
    I didn't know where to post this question so I came here. I have some young roosters, 6 to 7 months old, that I want to sell. The majority of the chickens I have come from a small frizzed cochen rooster (RIP)and his Rhoad island red hens and a Barred Rock girl. A few are from a Dominique hen and a mixed breed rooster. Most of these are what I like to call oopsie babies, the chickens free range time most of the day and seem to love hideing their eggs anywhere on the property. Under a one of the multiple broke down cars, under a house or some other random place even when nests are setup. I was thinking about selling the extra roosters at the local farm sale .I've seen that the average rooster costs between $5.00 and $15.00. I wouldn't be surprised if i end up giveing some away, some of the chickens have feathers on their feet, is there any difference in price for feather footed chickens?
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Demand for feather-footed chickens isn't much higher than for clean-legged chickens in my area, but this can certainly vary. Some people do find feather-footed birds to be "fancy," and thus more attractive purchases. Roosters of any type tend to be hard to sell, though.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2016
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I don't see much difference in price. The difference is finding a home or not.

    Some folks do like the feather footed birds, and are more willing to purchase a rooster with them.

    However, some folks hate feathered feet and won't have a bird on the place that has them.

    I'd say, pick a cutie or two and advertise them. See who bites, what they're looking for.
  4. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2015
    Republic of Ireland

    I agree with both posts
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2016
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    This ^^^.

    If you can find anyone willing to pay any amount for a cockerel, be glad and take it. Around here it is impossible to sell excess males for any amount so they wind up in the freezer. Same goes for excess females as well, unfortunately.

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