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How much do I sell my ducklings for?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kuntrygirl, May 6, 2010.

  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    At what age do you start selling your ducklings? How much do you sell your ducklings? Does the price of your duckling increase as they get older?
     
  2. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Ducklings can be sold after they hatch & dry out. I wait a coupel days though, to make sure they get a good start. and you can also see if theres any weak ones.

    I sell my Muscovy ducklings for $5/ea (im in NW WA), there were a lot for $10 but i decided to reduce my prices to find them good homes. My local feed store also buys them from me for $5/ea.

    I would increase the price as they get older because they'll be eating a lot more feed(muscovies anyway!) & they'll be bigger and past the very fragile stage.
     
  3. duckgirl_19

    duckgirl_19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i sold mine for 4.95 and i sold every last of them yay! sad they had to leave tho they were adorable
     
  4. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine sell exceedingly well at $5 each. And yes, the price goes up as they get older. By five to six weeks, I ask $8-10, depending on the bird.

    So far, the only time I've had ducklings more than a week was when I hadn't decided whether I wanted to keep them. They sell out before they're hatched.

    I allow folks to pick up at 24 hours, but I can totally see waiting a bit longer. I ended up giving one duckling away with another purchase because she seemed weak to me, and I didn't want them to be a duck short if she didn't make it. In another 24 hours, I probably could have identified whether she was truly weak or just a slow starter.

    As with many things, the best way to figure out your price point is to pick a number and get started. If they sell like hotcakes at that price, try raising it a bit and see what happens. When you hit a price point where you're having trouble moving them out, lower it a bit again and you've hit the sweet spot. For me, I like to have them all sold within a week, because I don't like having multiple batches of various aged ducklings to care for--it's a hassle. So I keep my price at a level where they sell quickly. If I were more concerned about $ and less about hassle, I'd probably raise it a dollar or two and they'd sell eventually, just not as quickly.

    Good luck--
     
  5. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm selling ducklings for anywhere between $3.50 - $7.00 each (depending on the breed), and I try to just make sure that I have them until they're active and I've seen them all eat, drink, and poop - usually I let them go at 2 days old.

    When I bought my day-old Mallards, the price started at $3, and went up $0.25 per day after that (up to $10 or $15 I think, I don't quite remember). [​IMG]
     
  6. nissa_loves_cats

    nissa_loves_cats Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm trying to sell mine as soon after hatch as possible to save feed costs. I've only been asking $3 each for my Ancona ducklings since the ones from Cackle Hatchery are something like $3.50. I also compare prices at the local fur and feather swaps to make sure I am in line with what locals can pay.

    I know at a local pheasant hatchery near here they have prices based on how old the baby pheasant is--- so much for day-old, so much for 4 weeks, and so on. But they are a pretty big operation and do lots of advertising.
     
  7. Brickman House

    Brickman House Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just sold a batch of 4 week olds at $7 each, and had no problem sellling them.
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I'm selling ducklings for anywhere between $3.50 - $7.00 each (depending on the breed)

    Yup. Purebred Welsh Harlequin females, $7 each. Males and straight run mixed breeds, $5.​
     
  9. Birdladyof50

    Birdladyof50 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is some great info. What would you charge for year old pekin's.
     
  10. Icravepoultry

    Icravepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would sell those for about $15-$30 because they are laying and ready for eating
    Adult chickens are about $25 so you could sell em for a good price
     

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