How much value do you put on killed Laying Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 41ford, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. 41ford

    41ford Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2010
    Hustisford Wisconsin
    Have a big problem .The guy up the road (around 1 mile) dog broke into my chicken coop and killed Lots of the hens.
    He was watching his sons sog and he got away from him .I caught the dog in action .Once I found the owner. He need to make good on these birds
    He already came and fixed the fence .
    So what is a laying hen worth .Anybody been in this type of problem .
    He wants to pay but what do you charge .These girls where hatched may 3 2010 and have been laying great .

    I need to count tonight .hopefully a few will come back that are hiding .

    any thought would help
  2. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    Le Roy, NY
    I would ask for atleast $20 per hen. since, in order to replace the hens you will need to buy pullets which are more costly (say $5-$15 per hen) and you have fed and cared for them for almost 1 whole year...not to mention that LONG period of waiting for them to mature to laying age.
    now...if you are talking about replacing show quality chickens that's another story...those are real expensive and I would ask for more to replace them.
  3. Dray67

    Dray67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2010
    Aberdeen, MD
    $25 easy to replace a laying hen
  4. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Here, point-of-lay hens run about $25-30 and they still have a month on them or so. I'd go $30 because I'm trying to be fair to honest mistakes - but I'd actually want $35.
  5. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    $20-$25 around here for laying birds
  6. larryj57

    larryj57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2009
    I don't what hens bring in ya"lls area but from the looks of the prices you are quoting, i'd sure like to sell you some. 10 to 12 dollars each is a big price around here the average is around 8.
  7. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Quote:Other than the OP, you can tell exactly where all of us live. [​IMG] Maybe you should keep your supplier close and secret!!

    $8 here will get you a 2 week old chick.
  8. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    chicks are worth less than what they sell them for at the feed store...

    month ago yu could have bought hens for $10-15 a little less for a rough one...but with spring coming....prices are going up.
  9. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    15 to 20 sense they are already into their first laying season.
  10. MyKidLuvsGreenEgz

    MyKidLuvsGreenEgz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2011
    Colorado Plains
    I once heard $50 per hen: cost of chick, feed, oyster shell, cracked corn, bedding, then all of the eggs she could have laid during the course of her life but now will never get a chance, and the final meat at the going rate of chicken per pound.

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