How much are you getting for 1-2 year old hens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by flowerchild59, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2010
    Southern IL
    I am selling some of my MM hatchery hens to make room for some new breeder stock that I have recently purchased. I HATE to part with my hens but know that I have to down size a little. I have 25 hens now, all brown egg or EE's from MM from may a year ago. I don't know what to charge for these girls that are still laying well. I just wonder what prices are like in your part of the country. I am probably going to craigs list them or something like that.
  2. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Milan, MI
    I'm kind of wanting to do the same thing. I'd like to sell of 2-4 of my production layers. I was thinking about ten dollars each. That's not a lot, but I would be happy if they were going to someone interested in having chickens. I think they are probably really worth at least 15-20.
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    15$ is what I charge:)
  4. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2009
    Goshen, OH
    I get $5 same day I place the add for 2 year + hatchery type hens. $10-$20 for younger depending on breed. Check your local adds and see if there are any available and how much. I have competition with people who buy from hatcheries and grow them out and sell them at point of lay for $20... so I can't ask the same for older birds and have them sold fast. Unless they're fresh out and no adds posted. I price based on who already has adds out.
  5. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

    Jun 17, 2011
    Morristown, AZ
    Here in AZ they seem to average 15 to 20 dollars per hen, but sometimes deals can be had buying more... Or you can ask here at BYC in your States section and get some smoking deals from what I have seen [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2011

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