How much to ask for these hens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by marcym, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. marcym

    marcym Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    We have decided to downsize my flock and husbands goat herd since winter is coming and things are really tight. I will be getting a "real job" and no longer selling baked goods and eggs at the local farmers market. I already have a buyer lined up who will purchase every bird I want to sell (another egg vendor at market.) The problem is, I have no idea what to ask for them, and he has no idea what to offer. He wants to be sure I don't feel ripped off, and I want to be sure I'm not gouging him. I've checked Craigslist in the area, but there really isn't anything similar being offered.

    The chickens I bought in 2009 are going in the freezer. I will be selling the majority of hens hatched in 2010, and a few dozen hatched in 2011. I have no way of telling if they were hatched at the beginning of the year or end, since I've only banded one color per year. Since I haven't checked each individual bird to see who is laying, he is going to take them all for one price as opposed to $ for pullets, $ for pol's, ect. All of them are healthy birds from a closed flock, lay well and have been well cared for.

    The 2010 birds are mostly Buff Orps, Barred Rocks, Rhode Islands, New Hampshires, and red sex links.

    The 2011 birds are mostly Barred Rocks and Black Sex Links.

    Help me out here, what would be a fair price?
  2. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2011
    Around here, since he would be buying them all, they would go (according to Craig's List) for $10-15 each. The price would differ depending on how many you have. 100 would be the $10; 10 would be the $15.

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