People don't like to buy mutts? What should I do?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Moochie, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 dual purpose mix roos and no one has called about them. They're fairly okay behaviour wise, they're not aggressive like their half brother. I also have a pullet that I hatched out that is their sister. They're all HUGE, except for the half brother. I would think people would buy light sussex x barred rocks, for breeding more dual purpose birds or for eating. I'm only asking 5 bucks for the boys and 7 for the girl. I'm gonna give them another week, if they don't go by this Friday they go to an auction on Saturday, and ofcourse the auction place will get a percentage of what is auctioned.

    Is there a way to make the ads more appealing? Should I make them more colorful? I'm not good with ads.
     
  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Maybe give us a sample of your ads?
     
  3. mommissan

    mommissan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have nothing but mutts and LOVE them all! I guess roos are not as well sought after for obvious reasons- no eggs and noisy. As for your pullet, I'm sure someone wants her. My reluctance to buy a pullet from an ad is if the travel is too far to be worth the trip, and I worry about introducing a single new pullet to an established flock. Have faith, you'll get a call.[​IMG]
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    The thing that worked the best for me is that I sell them as trios. One roo and 2 hens. I wouldn't call them mutts. I would call them "crosses". Sounds better.
     
  5. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have one girl, I do have some LF cochin hens that need to go aswell but I fear no one will buy them because of their missing feathered backs. I don't have enough money to buy 20 or so chicken saddles. [​IMG]

    *Chickens 4 Sale*

    3 roos and pullet! Great dual purpose birds!
    (A pic here) Boys $3 Girl $7

    If intrested please call : (number here)

    (Some more pictures down here)
     
  6. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Light Sussex/Barred Rock cross chickens for sale. One point of lay hen~$10 , three roosters~all three for $10 or $4 ea. Large, meaty breed cross that is also known for consistent laying of large brown eggs. Roosters at an age suitable for breeding or for eating.

    Use languages that experienced chicken owners would use....mention the breeds, what they are known for, the sexes(not boy or girl~this terminology is for children, not adults who want to buy a bird), and ages. Most folks do not know the word "pullet", however...go figure! Don't go cheap....your crosses are just as valuable as the original breeds and produce the same type of eggs and carcasses. A good point of lay hen is around $10-$15 around here and roos go for around $5...but you have three to get rid of, so try to sell them as a brace of three and make it look like a bargain.

    Try this ad and see if you don't sell those birds....someone out there is looking for what you have! [​IMG]
     
  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Quote:Those terms ("boys" and "girls") are used here on BYC all the time. I completely agree with your assessment that such terms are for children, not for adult buyers of poultry. Better to try the more professional approach.
     
  8. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me copy now. [​IMG]
     
  9. Silverose

    Silverose Out Of The Brooder

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    good luck, I had to hassle people into taking my extra roo's and they were free! (I couldn't bear to butcher them but 5 roo's was just too much for 7 ladies)
     
  10. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think unfortunately you're seeing the sad truth about roos: nobody wants to pay for them. I had to give all my boys away for free on Craigslist. They went to wonderful homes and I get pics occasionally, so it's not all bad [​IMG]
     

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