How much to price my hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Lacybee, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. Lacybee

    Lacybee In the Brooder

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    How do I price my hens. I'm planning to start a new flock and I want to sell my Ameraucanas and my Australorp. My Ameraucanas are a year and a half old and my Australorp is 2 years old. They lay Everyday and I believe their eggs are in good shape. I'll post pictures but I'm planning to sell them this week so I can start on that new flocks. I need some suggestions thank you :)
     
  2. chickenE

    chickenE Songster

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    $20 - $25 would be a guess.
     
  3. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Crowing

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    Locally, Australorps I would do $10 on, especially in the spring when laying season is about to start. Ameraucanas I would go $20-25 on (chicks cost $18. Must lay blue eggs). If they're Easter Eggers (lay green or brown or blue eggs, have green legs) $10.

    I'd say more, but honestly, after 18 months are up, the best egg-laying days of their lives are behind them, as you probably know. I would pay $12-15 for a POL pullet at Belknap auction, this time of year, any layer breed.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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    Or at least they may stop laying when moved, then will molt in late summer.
    Anyone who really knows chickens will not give much for 18-24 months old birds,
    tho selling them in the spring is a much better bet than in the summer or fall.
    I always struggle with this, sell now when they are laying and miss out on those eggs over the summer, or wait till later and they won't sell as readily.
     

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