Good price for chicks?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Pinky, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is a good price for chicks? I haven't bought any for a few years, and one of my hens just came back from the woods with 10 chicks. I don't really need any more chickens so I want to sell them, but I would like to hear what others think is a good price to sell chicks [​IMG]
     
  2. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen them for 3$ and up just hatched the longer you keep them the more you can charge for them because they become sexable the older they get. Up here any more than 4 week old will go for 8 to 10$ since you can start sexing them then.
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I've seen anywhere from 2 to over 20. What breed are they?
     
  4. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are mutts [​IMG] . The broody was a game hen, the father was either gameXwhite leghorn or gameXrir. I think my buff orp hen layed a few eggs in the nest too. I thought the hen got killed because she dissappeared, and she always flew in the front yard. Then Sunday I see her fly over the fence and little chicks running and following her.

    So $2- $3 would be reasonable to ask? I think I might try $3 and if they don't sell, then I'll do $2.
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Yes that sounds very reasonable.
     
  6. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks Kevin565 and LilyD [​IMG]
    I'm going to make some chick fliers for the feed stores. I had to downsize my flock to help with the feed bill a week ago, and then the lost hen with 10 chicks shows up [​IMG]
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Craigslist is also a good resource. The farm and Garden section will probably get you the most responses.
     
  8. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks, I forgot about craigslist.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Send that broody over here! I've been looking for a nice broody game hen, she sounds like a winner, and low maintainance to boot!
     

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