How much should I be selling young roosters for?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by InsaneBreeder, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. InsaneBreeder

    InsaneBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been trying to sell a number of 1-2 month old roosters I hatched in my incubator for $2 a piece, but no one is interested. Is this too expensive? I am willing to drop my price, but then I might as well be giving them away.
     
  2. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I might as well be giving them away.

    Yep.​
     
  3. InsaneBreeder

    InsaneBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep.

    So do most people give their roosters away, then?
     
  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yep.

    So do most people give their roosters away, then?

    Most other people want them about as much as you do.
     
  5. InsaneBreeder

    InsaneBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So do most people give their roosters away, then?

    Most other people want them about as much as you do.

    Okay I'll try it. Thanks for your opinion.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Therefore, they give them away.[​IMG]
     
  7. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

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    I had a whole scad of roos that came in a straight run order. I let them grow out to about 14-15 weeks (mainly to see which ones to keep) and then listed them on craigslist for $10 each. I had 19 of them. They all went the same day to ethnic folks who were going to dispatch them. One lady even had a bucket and knife in the trunk. I was blown away. I don't think I would do it again on purpose, but it worked out well. List them for free and see what happens. If you can't find a taker, dispatch them or feed them out and stick them in the freezer. There aren't a whole lot of options. You could also call a pet store or zoo and tell them you have feeder chicks for sale. They are always looking for something to feed the critters.
     
  8. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got $1.75 a piece at the Sale Barn two weeks ago. Extra roosters are a fact of flock life. [​IMG]
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Might as well eat them. Roo's are less than dime a dozen unless there is something special about them.
     
  10. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I try to sell them for $5.00 or for free and if no one buys them I eat them
     

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