Question about chicken prices???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkiebeginer, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. silkiebeginer

    silkiebeginer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, i saw an add in our local shopper guide. Its a small publication that lets you list items for sale for free. They do charge business' to advertise though. But back to my question,lol. Anyway i saw some White Rock Pullets for sale, they wanted $6.00 each for them. Deos that sound about right? I acutally have no idea what a White Rock is but that is just the first time i have noticed a certain breed of chicken advertised in there. I may use that to sell a few of my babies later on.

    Jennifer
     
  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    If they are started pullets, then that is a great deal IMO. White Rocks are great layers.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, that is a great deal. A White Rock is just a white Plymouth Rock as opposed to a Barred one.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yeah, if that's a started pullet, that's a great price... mine go for 10-15 a piece!
     
  5. silkiebeginer

    silkiebeginer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now remember, i am new at this,lol. But if by started you mean out of the chick stage, i would assume that they are a couple of months old. Because he knows they are pullets. But I am not 100% positive. Thats the first time i have seen chicken advertised other then just mixed yard chickens around here. we will be asking $10 each for our white silkies. I figured that was a good price.

    Thanks Jennifer
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    This is what I do for my black pet quality silkies.

    Day old to a week: 4-5 each

    week to about month 5-7 each

    two months to 4 months 10 each or so

    laying age $15 for girls $8 for boys


    These are PET quality birds that are not close to standards. Prices in this area for everything is a bit high though so it might be more than your area goes for.
     
  7. silkiebeginer

    silkiebeginer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds about right. i actually may even be able to get more for my colored ones. White is about the only silkie type around here. My husband bought me my adult white silkies, 2 hens and a roo for $25 for the trio. But he was offered $30 for them as he was loading them in the truck. The one laid and set and hatched already, she has 8 of her own babies. The other hen has not laid not one egg. And believe me, it ain't the rooster. He does his best to populate the chicken world. I am thinking maybe the lady had hatched a set off her right before we got her. Maybe she is in her molt. She is a little younger then my other hen but she is grown. Thats the only reason i could think of for her not laying.

    Jennifer
     
  8. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    i sold a silver spangled hamburg trio at 13 weeks of age for $40 to a friend.
     
  9. silkiebeginer

    silkiebeginer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen pics of those hamburgs. They are really pretty. I think almost all chickens are cute.

    Jennifer
     

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