How much do you get for a roaster?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by doodledo, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. doodledo

    doodledo Songster

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    My neighbors keep asking me when I am getting my chickens butchered. They want to buy some. Not sure what to charge.
     
  2. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

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    You might check your local grocery to see what they charge for fresh birds in the butchers case--you know, where the fancy meat is. That might give you some idea of what the local market can bear. You might also try butchering a few and offering them at "1/2 price" or some "introductory price". Let us know how you decide. [​IMG]
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    At the stores here "organic free range chicken" is $5-7 a lb. Some overpriced chicken I would say! I sell my birds with head and skin off for $2 a lb. $3 a lb would be fair to make a profit, I break even. This is a cornish cross right? Else they are soup birds and not good to eat.
     
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

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    $3 a pound is what I sell roasters for. I just have a sense that people won't pay (much) over $20 for a bird they envision being one meal. I charge $3.50 per pound for smaller fryer sizes, 4 lbs and under.
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

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    Our local organic market sells them for $3.50 per lb. We sell ours for $2.50 per lb. or about $15 for a 6 lb bird. I am referring to the cornish cross type. Old roosters and such are not as worthy IMO, as they don't hold the same flavor or texture as a fast maturing roaster.

    Jody
     
  6. doodledo

    doodledo Songster

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    Thanks. I was thinking somewhere around $10 per bird. I think I will try the heres a bird and try it first. But I have to say I will be the 1st to try it.
    Our friend had a few birds some time back and Ic an remember I would chew the meat and chew and chew. It was like rubber. I hope and pray mine isnt like that.
     

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