Price for Older Hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mylilchix, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a flock of 10, 2.5-3 year old layers. I was thinking of selling off some of the flock to get new layers in. How much should I price these gals or are they worth nothing based on their age?

    Thanks, Sonja
  2. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Ogden utah
    I have a guy who will pay 7 a bird might be a place to start
  3. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you I appreciate it!
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Stewing hen buyers around here only pay $2 a hen. Again, this is locale dependent and circumstance dependent. What DOES bother me is people palming off near-spent hens as much younger, for top dollar, to unsuspecting, naive buyers.
  5. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I completely agree. There's a longer story here. If I do get rid of them for young blood, I was thinking free. It's not fair to have someone pay for a hen that may not lay much longer. Thank you!
  6. cambriagardener

    cambriagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have three 3-year old hens laying 5-7 eggs each a week. Are you sure you want to get rid of yours? [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2012
  7. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    I give mine away.
  8. steelersfan43

    steelersfan43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2009
    NE IN
    Just a suggestion...hens that no longer lay work very well as canned chicken if you have a pressure canner.
  9. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you all for the advice. This has been a finicky flock. I love these birds, but I need to get some new blood in.


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