How much for 6 month old RIRs for?

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  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom has 10 or more RIR hens that she wants to sell. But doesnt know how much to sell them for. What should she sell them for?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Cheap [​IMG] Production laying Reds are very common, out here they usually go for $8-12 each.
     
  3. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:See, what you call cheap I call out of my price range, lol. RIRs (admittedly not the highest quality) are abundant in my area. The best I could do were I selling this time of the year would be about 7.00 each. Spring I would get around 10.00. Winter they are basically nearly free, lol.
     
  4. Reyvaughn

    Reyvaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They go for $1-4 for a hen 1-2yrs old around here. I was trying to get $10 each for my 18wk old Wyandottes and everyone laughed. I took them to a swap, let everyone know they were hatchery and I still got my $10 each and I sold out (23 birds) in less than an hour. So, moral is, depends on your location. [​IMG]
     
  5. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So is $12.00 to much? There are TONS of people looking for ducks and chickens right now. So maybe they can go for that much...
     
  6. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might be holding onto them for a while at 12.00 each, but like Reyvaughn said, it depends on location. Also depends on how common that breed is in the area. Where I live, Buff Orpingtons and Barred Rocks and Dominiques go much higher than Rhode Island Reds, for whatever reason. I hate to say you won't get 12.00 each because you may come back on here in a week and say "guess what! we got 12.00 each!" but if I were selling, I would ask maybe 9.00 each and be willing to drop to 7.00. Maybe you could offer a group deal of 10.00 each or all for 75.00?
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BigDaddy'sGurl :

    You might be holding onto them for a while at 12.00 each, but like Reyvaughn said, it depends on location. Also depends on how common that breed is in the area. Where I live, Buff Orpingtons and Barred Rocks and Dominiques go much higher than Rhode Island Reds, for whatever reason. I hate to say you won't get 12.00 each because you may come back on here in a week and say "guess what! we got 12.00 each!" but if I were selling, I would ask maybe 9.00 each and be willing to drop to 7.00. Maybe you could offer a group deal of 10.00 each or all for 75.00?

    You make a very good point. I saw some Buff orp chicks for $6 as day olds, and he closed it within a few hours becuz they were all sold. Maybe she can get them for $12.00 who knows...​
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If people in your area are looking for laying hens, I'd advertise them at $20 each. They're young, point of lay or laying, and while hatchery birds aren't the best quality apa-wise, they usually lay like stink. If no takers at that price, I'd drop it to fifteen, then ten, etc. You could always give a discount on volume--ie $20 each or ten for 150.
     
  9. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    If they are hens, hatched early last spring? In other words, first year pullets? They'll grab much more attention and a better price if advertised as such.
    If they are two year hens? Not a whole bunch of interest. Sorry to say.
     
  10. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fred's Hens :

    If they are hens, hatched early last spring? In other words, first year pullets? They'll grab much more attention and a better price if advertised as such.
    If they are two year hens? Not a whole bunch of interest. Sorry to say.

    I said they are pullets. Not laying yet, they are six months old. Bought from mcmurry hatchery...​
     

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