How to price my Hens/Roos

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by andischickenfarm, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. andischickenfarm

    andischickenfarm Songster

    Jun 19, 2007
    N.E. Oklahoma
    I am going to sell some chicks that my hen (Buffy) hatched out this spring. I like to wait till they are about to start laying or crowing. They'll be 17 weeks old in September and I'm going to take then to the local poultry swap. But, I never know how to price them for? The hen was a Buff Orpington and the rooster was a New Hampshire Red. So they are yellowish with some redish brown in their wings and on their neck. Any ideas on what I should ask for them?

  2. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    As I have never done this, I have NO clue, but you might try visiting some of the hatchery web pages. Some of them have "started" pullets that would be about the age of your birds and get some ideas from what they charge. I hope someone who has done this before can chime in and help you better.
  3. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    Hi Andi,

    When I saw you were an Okie I decided to answer this. I bought grown chickens here in Ok. I got Golden comets for 10.00 each they were 1.5 years old. I also bought 5 mo. BR pullets for 7.00 each. which I think was a fair price. I thought the golden comets were a little high but they are my favs. and lay the largest brown eggs you ever saw. Wouldnt sell them for anything. Where are you at I might be interested in a couple if they are pullets. Also I bought mine out of the OEC { Ok. Electric Coop} classifieds both times and the people I bought them from sold out. Pullets are especially desirable.

  4. JackieK318

    JackieK318 Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    My feed mill sells the 6 - 1 year old girls for $8 each. Being that yours are hand raised/non-feed mill you might be able to get $8 or more
  5. annrich

    annrich Songster

    May 27, 2007
    Western NY
    Hi , I know I am NY . The cost of everything is insane. Butttt I paid $8 each for 9 week old RIR pullets.

    Good Luck
  6. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    $8 sounds very fair. I'd try $10, but that's just me....
  7. Last fall I bought a dozen pulletts for $6.00 per bird, from a local couple that do this for a living. This is South Dakota not sure where you are located andi. Good luck!

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