How much would you pay for an Easter Egger hen?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Crunchie, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    Maryland
    I'm putting up a flyer at our local feed store to sell a few extra Easter Egger hens from the ones I hatched in September. I'm wondering what is a fair price to ask? At first I was thinking $10 each; seemed fair for a nice laying hen...but then I was thinking that was too much. After all, they're not purebred (they are from pure Ameraucana stock, but these guys are not APA standard colors so they must be considered "Easter Eggers"). So then I thought $7. But then I've seen people sell their hatchery extras for $5. But then I'd like to recoup a little of my costs expended to hatch them, so I'm back to $10....I'm not looking to make any money off of them, but I don't want to give them away, either....

    Any opinions?
     
  2. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    I'd say $10 is a fair price, if they don't sell for that then lower them down to $7. But I would pay $10 for an EE hen so I would say that is fair.
     
  3. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    I think $10 is fine for a nice started pullet of the laying variety. I think people will buy them for that price.
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    i'd buy 1 for $10 but I would suggest that if someone would like more then 4 then you can do discounts.
     
  5. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that for a laying pullet, $10 is very fair! I've seen mutt birds on craigslist sell for $25 for a laying pullet [​IMG]
     
  6. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just bought 2 Easter Egger 1 yr old hens for $10 each. I think the green/blue egg laying really adds a couple of dollars to the purchase value.

    Should add that I bought them direct from an organic farm in central NJ.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2007
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Where in central NJ? I may want to pick up a few [​IMG]
     
  8. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    Crunchie, where are you??
     
  9. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I'm with McGoo, the fact that she'll lay blue/green eggs should have a few more dollars to her price and $10 seems fair to me. I've bought hens at a flee market for $8 a piece, and they were just run of the mill chickens (mix-breed, not proven layers).
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I agree, I usually sell my laying hens for $10-15 depending on their breed. For instance, I would probably ask $15 each for the Ameraucana and Blue Orpington pullets/hens at point of lay or already laying, due to them being much harder to come by in the first place. And I have sold several pullets for $10 each. If I took them to the feedstore, she'd put a $20 price tag on them.
     

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