How much for started pullets? and 4-H mumblings

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chic-n-farmer, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    I'm going to take my extra pullets to a trade fair this weekend. They are about 12 weeks or older. How much should I ask for them?
    I have Plymouth White Rocks, Salmon Faverolles and Light Brahmas.
    Between buying chicks for 4-H and picking up minimum purchases on particular breeds, we have almost too many (46!!!) egg layers!
    It's taken a lot of consideration to thin our flock. We had 12 different breeds/varieties of egg layers to work through.
    I also will be parting with a Egyptian Fayouma rooster
    and a Silver Phoenix rooster.
    And then there is a pullet and rooster white Cornish Bantam pair, and a lovely little Black Cochin Bantam.
    What do you think? They are worth their weight in gold, but I suspect nobody will pay that much....
    I'd keep them all but they go through 125lbs of feed a week.
    Granted the egg sales DO help on the feed bill.
    We are new to 4-H this year and in most of the poultry classes the birds have to be the current year's hatch. We always kept our birds 'til they died of old age... How do other 4-H'rs do that and get new birds every year?
    Sorry about the rambling post, thanks for any help!
  2. chickn

    chickn Away for a bit

    Apr 15, 2008
    New Hampshire
    to give you an idea of what we do
    we charge 5$ at hatch to 1-2 weeks old then we add 1$ every week after that.
    i dont think 10-12$ is unreasonable and i wish i was going to the same trade fair i would buy the favorelles.
  3. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Well, these Favorelles will be within the Terre Haute Indiana,
    Marshall Illinois area. I wish they could go to someone from BYC, then I could feel better about letting them go!

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