Help with pricing

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by claud, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What could I expect to get for a soon-ready-to-lay flock of organically raised pullets and roo(if wanted) - for a flock of about 6 pullets?
     
  2. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it varies by area and type of bird. Check craiglist in your area to see if there are any listings. I found one on craiglist scranton for $7. Breed will effect price also.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, breed and area will make a big difference. Organically raised... may make some difference but that depends on area. Craigslist is a good place to start. Here Point of lay pullets go for 10-15 each.
     
  4. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my point of lay pullets for $10 each for the purebreds and $5 each for the mixed breeds. I thought it was a great deal.
     
  5. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I was thinking around $10. Organic might make a significant difference though. These will be mostly purebred Marans. There is a bit of a market around here for organic. I suppose it depends where I advertise too.
    "point of lay" - is that the correct term for a pullet close to laying?
     
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:Certified organic?
     
  7. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Certified organic?

    No, not certified. It's too expensive for a small hobby "farm" to certify.
     
  8. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    I beleive you can get into a bit of trouble for claiming organic when you aren't certified. Not sure, but you might check into that before advertising them as organic. Around here, it wouldn't make much difference in the price.
     
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Marans! I bet you could get more fore Marans! All depends how fast you want to sell them/maybe $15-$20 a piece. You could just tell yhem organically fed but your not certified?! I think $15 a piece you would have no problem selling and I live in an area that chickens sell for little money-maybe your area you could ask more.
     
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  10. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Here in PA you are excempt from certification if your income from the product is less than a certain amount(forget how much). I did look into. I'll check again before I'd claim anything.
     

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