How much do you think 11-12 week Golden Comet Pullets are worth?

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  1. m_herrington

    m_herrington Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 26 Golden Comet Pullets as well as 14 other chickens... and more in the bator. I think I might need to downsize...

    I have had someone stop and offer to buy some of my chickens from me and I am considering selling a few of them... How much do you think they are worth??

    thanks
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'd sell them for $7 each. It won't be to much longer and they will be ready to lay, so I don't think that's to much to ask.
     
  3. antlers

    antlers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is that you have about $7 each in them at this point. THat said, around here you woudl be lucky to bet $5 each but McMurreys hatchery sells pullets about that age for $17 shipped I think. I forget the exact number but it is on their site!
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Depends where you live and what the market is like. Some areas you'll barely get a few bucks off them, while here, with the right birds, you can get 15-25 for pullets. I sell mine for 15 at point of lay. At 12 weeks though, I'd probably sell them for 12 or so here.
     
  5. nautical_bouy

    nautical_bouy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are you? If close I will pay 15-20 for good stock that age.

    Look at hatchery shipping cost,,,,, over 40 for a 17 week bird.
     
  6. JohnnyHayes

    JohnnyHayes Out Of The Brooder

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    :DHi I sell RIR's Barred Rocks and B.O. Here just below Dallas and sell out each year. I get 16.00 to 20.00 for layers and pullets. Johnny
     
  7. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    id say 7 to 10 is about rite where i am [​IMG]
     
  8. FarmerChick

    FarmerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at that age I sell birds for $10-12
    at laying age price increases to $18-20

    don't sell laying hens to cheaply. they are valuable.
     
  9. Windy Ridge

    Windy Ridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good advice on the price. If they were a rare breed, you could ask significantly more. I've seen day-old chicks cost nearly $10 unsexed from breeders. :eek:

    For instance, try to locate a bilaterally-tufted, rumpless Araucana pullet on point of lay in some specific color. That bird probably won't go for seven dollars or even 20...
     

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