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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by cletus the rooster, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. cletus the rooster

    cletus the rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    i like birds.got my first bird book from my grandpa when i was 8.basically raise them as a hobby(not some get rich scheme).so why today when i was at a chickenstock a lady comes up to me to ask about the price of my 24 week old laying hens was she so disrespectful?by that i mean complaining about the price($15)."oh,i can get layers for 8 -10 dollars all day." i just let it go.but the more i thought about it the more irritated i became.i spent $3 dollars for the day old,raised them for 24 weeks with a high dollar feed and free range,not to mention all kinds of snacks from fresh cabbage to cooked sweet potatoes and she wants to give me $5?am i missing something or am the only 1 that has this problem?personally i am glad that she did not get them because about 15 minutes after she left the hens started taking their turns laying for the day [​IMG] (just as a sidenote she did buy the 10 dollar 15 week old hens from the gentleman down the row from me)
     
  2. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    One word for her, El Cheapo. I know what you mean, I get calls from people and they say "you take 5 dollar?" I so no the ad says 15.00. Some people have no clue what it costs to raise a chicken to POL or older, especially if you were to figure in the losses.
     
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sell veggies at a local farm market, and sell eggs there too. I had a gentleman come up and ask how much the eggs are, I told him $3 a dozen. I had already been dealing with cheap skates all day, so when he said 'kind of pricey, isn't it?' I didn't bat an eye and said 'so is their feed.' He laughed and bought 2 dozen.

    I had an ad in the paper a few years ago selling ducks for $5 each. A one week ad in the paper cost $28, so I wouldn't have been making a whole lot. A lady called me and told me that she wanted 3 of them, then proceeded to let me know that for $5 each, she wanted them dressed and delivered! I politely declined. You run into all sorts...
     
  4. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know what you mean. I have a post on craigslist for 2 of my drakes for 5 dollars a piece. A lady from the next town over emails me asking if I'll take less cause of the price of gas to come get them so I said yeah I'll give you both for 7 dollars, then she emails asking me can I deliver. Really? Seriously? Yeah lady I'm gonna drop the price and deliver to you. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2011
  5. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    just tell the lady that you cant get 'these' layers for $10. a hen that is laying eggs in her prime is worth $15. i was at a swap and had some extra roosters. put a sign up that said 'young roosters for sale $5 today only'. had a guy offer to buy them all for $1 each. i told him that i would take them home and eat them before i would take less than $5 a piece for them.
     

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