How much do chickens sell for in your area?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cochin44, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. cochin44

    cochin44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am trying to get an average selling cost of the following:

    1. Started chicks
    2. 1-6 month olds (future layer or meat bird)
    3. Laying hens
    4. Show quality birds (4-6 month olds or better)
    5. Pet quality (not quite good enough to show, but pretty nice.)

    Please comment on whatever you can
    Thanks
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Day old chicks from hatchery $2

    I have sold partial order of chicks for $3, priced for convenience.

    Point of lay pullets for $8. Frankly, they are worth $10-$12, but market doesn't always bear it.

    Stew pot hens $4-$5

    Young roosters- usually $3 for meat birds or free to move them out.
     
  3. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    I'm in Oklahoma,
    1. Chicks go from $0.50-$4+ each I sell mine for $2.50
    2. Pullets go from $3-$10+ each I sell mine for $7-$8 (about 4-5 months old)
    3. Laying Hens can go from $7-$30+ each mine anywhere from $8-$15
    4. Show birds go $15+ each
    5. Pets go for $5-$15 each mine are $8-$15
    6. Roosters go from $4-$8 each depending on size I get $5-$7 usually

    All of the prices depends on the breeds and size!
    Hope this helps!

    -Nate
     
  4. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    feed store chicks $3.50 - 3.95
    roosters...free unless you "order" them from the feed store
    POL...I charge $10-15 (cost of chick + $1/week)
    laying hens...less than 2 years old...I get $7-10 each
     
  5. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    1. Started chicks
    From $2 to 10 apiece depending on breed and quality

    2. 1-6 month olds (future layer or meat bird)
    $5-15

    3. Laying hens
    $5-15, spent hens are usually $2-3

    4. Show quality birds (4-6 month olds or better)
    $15+

    5. Pet quality (not quite good enough to show, but pretty nice.)
    $5-15

    I sold a nice pair of cochins for $20 and I bought the chicks at $3 apiece
     
  6. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Quote:This is info from a small farm where chickens are sold about 50 minutes north of Atlanta.

    1. $2.00
    2.$7.00-10.00
    3. $15.00
    4. $18.00

    I'd put the pet quality under 2 or 3.
     
  7. cochin44

    cochin44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone noted $1 a week, and that's a pretty good rule of thumb,
    considering that's what their feed cost is in their growing months.

    South Louisiana -

    1. chicks - $3
    2. youngsters - $8-$10
    3. layers - $15
    4. show quality $25-$50 (I paid $50)
    5. pet quality - $10 (usually an ornamental bird)
    Roosters or just plain ugly pets - $5
     
  8. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    Feed store chicks: $5.00
    CL chicks:$10
    Started pullets: $15
    hens: $20-$35
    Breeding pair: $40
    Grow roosters: $0-$15
    they are very expensive in my area.
     
  9. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what I sell mine for. I'm in New Jersey.

    Day Olds - $3

    Chicks over 4 weeks - $5

    Laying hens:
    Point of Lay - $12 - $15, although I've seen them advertised for as much as $20
    Older (over 2 years) - $10

    I'll sell roosters for $5, but those that don't sell go to the auction. I usually get $2 - $5, minus 20% auction fee.

    The feed stores sell day-olds for $4 - $6, depending on breed.
     
  10. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I paid $12.00 for point of lay hens before
     

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