how to price a chicken on craiglist so it won't be eaten?

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by klf73, May 19, 2009.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I can't seem to get rid of my roos for free on here, but they are quality birds and I don't want to just give them to someone that is going to butcher them....
    I have tufted/rumpless true araucana, and some with tails, but all tufted. They all came from blue eggs, what is a fair price?
    I do not want to ship.....
  2. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

    Oct 3, 2008
    east central Ohio
    Maybe try wording your ad so that you are "selling" their attributes of quality that will appeal to someone who is looking for breeders. Include a picture. Price them at $10 or more. Only discount the roos if the buyer is also taking hens from you. Breeding roos at a swap last weekend were going $12 to $15, but I saw other "leftover" looking roos for $5 each, and I know they went for meat.

    Otherwise, I'm not sure how to be sure your guys aren't eaten if you can't find a buyer truly interested in breeding.
  3. ~SunSetsWest~

    ~SunSetsWest~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2008
    Central, Fl.
    Well, this won't be much help as I have had the same problem, you can price them and take the chance that they still won't sell but the fact is not everybody appreciates a true Araucana and once they leave your possession there is nothing you can do [​IMG]
  4. Tootsie

    Tootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2008
    Northern NJ
    I sent you an email.
  5. Ky Chicken Fan

    Ky Chicken Fan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2008
    Northern Kentucky
    I priced my EE cockerals at $12 each last winter, and had a guy call that was ecstatic to be able to find roos... how on EARTH could we ever part with them and sell them, he needed one badly. When he came to look at them he wound up taking both for $20.

    What I do with all mine, roos or not is I price them a little higher than I think I should, and I can always come down if the people seem nice and genuine, and it gives me bargaining space, but you can't raise the price if the people seem like scary chicken-killers. [​IMG] I've sold every bird I put up on Craigslist except mom's pekins that no home was acceptable for... oh, and if I am concerned (like with the ducks) I spell out "not for eating" in the ad. Good luck!
  6. Fancie

    Fancie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2008
    normally if you put in the add for pets not food or something along that lines I am sure most people who come to buy them will honor your wishes.

    I have taken roosters of others hands but only if the add said it was okay or after I let them know that I was planning on eatting them.
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    I say "rare breed roosters $15".....i ususally get many responses...then when they respond to me..and i know they are willing to pay to money(which means they most likely wont eat them) i usually just tell them to just take them for free. heehe,, no wonder i cant make any money doing this!! I'm a sucker! [​IMG]

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