Pricing Chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by koakritters, May 12, 2011.

  1. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much would you sell different ages of chicks for? I've got a bunch of month old crosses pullets i'm selling. when they were babies i was selling them $3 each because that was what others around here were selling them for... How do you judge when to raise the prices? I saw a month old purebred roo at the feed store for $15, and females even higher than that, but they are purebred and mine are not...
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    This is dependent on your market area. Here, chicks are $2, young birds (10 weeks or so) $4 and POL pullets are $12-$15.

    If the cross is a popular one, it won't harm the price. If the cross is, a-hem, more of a mutt, (please pardon) it might not effect the price, but will likely cut into your potential customer base. Craigslist an advertisement and see what happens.
     
  3. peckndirt

    peckndirt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well it cost around $25 to raise a chick to a chicken......but most folks don't take that into account. Get whatever amount you feel is fair with the local pricing for young birds and increase accordingly.
     

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