I hope this is the right place to start this thread. Recently, I have tried to shift my chicken meat consumption to proper backyard and farm birds only, avoiding CornishX and other such birds. This means happening across the occasional rooster or other cull bird, getting birds from neighbors, the occasional wild duck, etc. Now I have the opportunity to buy some retirement-age layers. I would get them live and have to do the processing myself. What do you think is a fair price for such a bird? A magazine I read a few days ago listed $2 for a dressed old layer, and that to me seems like it doesn't even cover the cost of processing. A farmer friend suggested $5 per pound, which seemed outrageous. What do y'all think?