Need to reduce my flock - how much to charge for pairs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Sjisty, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    Okay, so regardless of chicken math, I'm up to more than 60 chickens! I need to reduce by at least 10 or so. Of course, I love them all so it's going to be hard. My main problem is, how much do I charge for my pairs? I have a pair of blue lemon Cochins, just coming of age to be productive, and a younger pair of lavender orpingtons. I also have some partridge and blue partridge hens that I'm going to have to part with, all either laying or almost old enough to start. These are all fairly rare birds, so I don't have a clue how much to ask.

    Can anybody help? - Thanks!
  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rarity of color isn't everything. In fact, it's just the tip of the iceberg. What quality are the birds? That will make a big difference in your potential market -- and the price you can successfully get for them.
  3. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    You can always put them up for auction & see what you can get for them.
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    You'll probably have a better chance of selling them if you don't sell them in pairs. Most people don't want roosters.

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