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How to price chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Janis R, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. Janis R

    Janis R Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been able to incubate out some Cream Legbar and Rhodebar chickens. I plan on selling trios in the spring. They are from the Greenfire line but I don't have the certificates. How do you price the chickens? We also have RIR and White Leghorn. You can buy RIR day old chicks for $1-2.00 all the time. It took me 6 months to find the White Leghorns. I was thinking CLB and the RB chicks for somewhere between $60.00 to $100.00 per trio, what do you think? I live in rural area but 35 miles out of Knoxville, TN.
     
  2. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens

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    You should sell them for whatever the market will bear, but I'm selling Rhodebar pullets for $8 (day old) and CCL's for $15. I give away the males and if people want them older I figure on adding $1 per week per chick.

    Hatching and selling chicks is not a get rich quick scheme, even if you are Greenfire Farms, though I suspect they do ok. Every step down the line the birds get cheaper as they become more plentiful. Only fowl that lay few eggs (ie peafowl) or are very hard to keep for some reason (zoo type exotics) keep their prices high over time.

    I hope you can get your price for the birds, but I suspect you will have to reduce that somewhat.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I paid $10 each for CCL and Rhodebar pullets, around 6-8 weeks old. This was last summer at the Central Oregon swap.
     

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