How do you determine prices for rare hatching eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by foxonfire, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. foxonfire

    foxonfire Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all.

    I have a friend that has a rare type of chicken (don't remember type, sorry). The breeders he got his breeding stock from charged $60 a dozen and $55 a dozen. He wants to know what a good price to sell his hatching eggs would be?


    Any suggestions would be very helpful! [​IMG]:D[​IMG]
    Thanks!
     
  2. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    I'm afraid you'll have to provide a lot more information than that.
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    It depends on the breed & the quality of the birds as well as the time of the year (fertility rates vary with the weather, at least in my area!)

    I've seen "rare" chickens for as little as $10/per half dozen shipped and for as much as $65/for six, shipped! So it really depends on the breed and the quality the birds your friend has.
     
  4. Bleenstar

    Bleenstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe it would depend if your friend is breeding true and if hes actually "breeding" the birds for quality. If he actually breeds the birds then it can be sold about the same price as he got it for, or whatever the market allows him to sell it as.

    But if he is just breeding randomly and is not paying attention to quality of the birds then it should be sold at a lower price.
     
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  5. ChickenTender63

    ChickenTender63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As the other poster said, there's not near enough information here.

    Thats like saying I have a 1963 Chevy for sale. $250
    is it a corvette?
    is it a corvair?
    is it a pick-up?
    is it an Impala?
    is it an SS?
    is it a convertible?

    and the list goes on and on. What may be worth $25 to some one may be worth $25,000 to me. And without the details, your friend is the one that will come out on the short end of that stick.
     
  6. foxonfire

    foxonfire Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll try to find out some more information then....
     
  7. ChickenCop

    ChickenCop Chillin' With My Peeps

    65 a dozen...better be goose eggs (golden ones) LOL
     

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