How much do I ask for ducklings when selling?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by crp126, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. crp126

    crp126 In the Brooder

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    My daughter is selling ducklings, but I have no clue how to price them. Some are runner crosses, walk like runners but because we have pekins also we know some are crosses. The others are pure Muscovy. I checked the prices at auction and they are only getting $1 or a little more for ducklings of any breed. So we want to sell privately. We priced the crosses at $6 and the Muscovy at $10 but have had no takers. Do I have the prices too high? What would be a reasonable asking price? The babies are 2-3 weeks old now. Thanks everyone!
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I think your prices are fine. I sold 2 Muscovy drakes for 10 each and i have sold ducklings for 5-10 each. If you've been advertising for a while and feel you want to drop the prices I would just go down a couple dollars. I always print out a care sheet to so those buying know how to care for ducklings and adults.
     
  3. crp126

    crp126 In the Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  4. mrrr0809

    mrrr0809 In the Brooder

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    I don't know about your area, but in eastern PA most purebred ducklings sell for $5 each from private sellers or $7 each at retailers (such as TSC or local mills).
     
  5. cottontail farm

    cottontail farm Songster

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    I'm in Pa also. In my area tsc does sell ducklings in the spring for $6, but the going rate in local papers/craigslist seems to be $8-$10 a duckling. I think that's totally reasonable with the time and feed it takes to raise them.
     

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