Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by vogel414, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. vogel414

    vogel414 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am not too price savvy... I have a chance to buy two pairs of turkeys. Sweetgrass for $80 and Narrangansett for $75 (I thought about offering $55). Can someone please tell me if these are good prices? I am not having luck researching it on here nor Google.
     
  2. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Here, toms tend to go for $30, hens, well, you don't see many for sale. I could see them going for forty, though I wouldn't pay that for them. I guess it would depend on how old they were. Still, sounds a little bit high. I'm not sure what sweetgrass are worth, but I'd probably pay $50 at most for a pair of POL narris.
     
  3. Scottingitup

    Scottingitup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are mature birds that sounds fair to me, they have consumed quiet a bit of feed to reach maturity. ($75 a pair)
     
  4. vogel414

    vogel414 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are several years old. And breed well. He sells offspring. Or I should say sold..
     
  5. WVstruttin

    WVstruttin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a very fair price for both pairs!!!
     
  6. Scottingitup

    Scottingitup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Define several - optimal breeding ages are 1-4 years from what I hear, older than that and fertility starts to decline.
     
  7. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Several years old? No. He got the most productivity out of them, and now wants to sell you them for a high price that one might sell POL pairs at. By POL, I mean about 7 months to a year. A POL goes for more, because they raised them, and YOU get the productivity, not because they are past their prime or only have a year left to lay well. Laying chicken hens (breed dependant) go for $20 a POL, while hens past their prime are usually free or up to $5. You can see the major price difference, and should not be paying that much for breeding turkeys past their prime either.
     
  8. vogel414

    vogel414 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are 2 years old. Sorry I should have been specific instead of saying several. I guess that's what I get for multitasking.
     
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  9. Oregon Blues

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    I would consider the price to be fair if they are nice quality birds and healthy. The farmer is selling them for a lot less than he has in them.
     
  10. I got some for $20 for the pair
     

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