How much should I ask for....

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by claud, May 11, 2008.

  1. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7 week old pullets? They are Cuckoo Marans from hatchery stock. I was thinking $10 - is that too much?
     
  2. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldnt pay it, but someone might. If you have no takers you could always lower the price.
     
  3. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From hatchery stock I'd think $5 or $6
     
  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    You could use the old reverse, too. Just ask "What'll you give?"

    Adjust accordingly through negotiation.
     
  5. Bitty girl

    Bitty girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I would say if they are hatchery stock 5.00 or 6.00 is fine if they were exhibition 10.00 would be a deal. I have the exhibitions & I charge from $10.00-15.00 depends on how bad someone wants it. If not I have a full grown chicken I sell from $30.00-up I dont mind not selling them as chicks.
     
  6. froggy

    froggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    omg 30.00 for a chicken is it made of gold dang
     
  7. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Ive seen some pretty scraggly looking birds going for $25-30 at our local flea market. I mean, seriously, these are some rough looking birds by my estimation.
    I dont know if the guy sells them at that price, but he's always there...

    I wouldnt give that much for any but the best show bird. But with store eggs hitting near $2/dozen you might be able to make a sales pitch at that price, I dunno.

    Again, you gotta find out what YOUR market will bear. What someone in Pascagoula gets may mean nothing to your area.
    One way to do this is to ask what someone will give. There's an old rule of negotiation that says:
    "First to mention price loses the initiative."

    So when in doubt, ASK. You can always negotiate from there.
     
  8. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:$30 isn't bad - I have gotten $200-$300 for a single silkie pullet...
     
  9. ezbird

    ezbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Have you even checked out eggbid.com, under birds? There going for $10 to $100 or more.
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It all depends on local supply and demand, along with quality and supply and demand for the quality you have.

    Here a pont of lay pullet can be easily 25, with chicks more in the 5-10 range if they are female. However, in other places, you might even find it hard to get rid of laying pullets for 5 bucks a piece. Totally depends on local markets and a better one can be only about 1 hr away. Scope out your local craigslist for an idea of what they are going for.
     

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