Royal Palms Worth as Young Hens?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Oklahoma Lightning, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Oklahoma Lightning

    Oklahoma Lightning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 10 Royal Palms last springs hatch that I plan to sell as breeding hens. Royal Palms are pretty but just don't fit in my commercial turkey program. I am staying with White Holland,Slates and Bourbons. So, my question is what are Royal hens worth or any young hens? I see them from $25 to $75 but times are hard and nothing worth what it so last year. I have a couple of trios and lots of hens.
    I am starting my breeding program this spring but there again I have to choice 6 and they aren't in that group. I like the heavier bigger birds.
     
  2. tracy chick

    tracy chick New Egg

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    I'd love to take some hens off your hands. Right now I'd pay ~$40 each for them. I have 1 tom who hangs around the guineas.
     
  3. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, sounds fair, I was going to suggest the $30- $50 range if they are full sized already. If I keep any royals that long, I usually get $30 per tom and $45 ish per hen.
    day olds are $8.50, so you have to account all that feed on top of that to get them to their first year, and we all know how much they can put down when it comes to feeding!
     
  4. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I just sold a pair of hatchery quality hens for $45 apiece, plus the lady is paying Ron Hubbard horse transportation to take them from so cal to the lodi area, half way up the state! They leave Wednesday AM.... So... I guess they are worth what someone will pay for them. I priced them high so someone could beat me down to $35 and think they got a steal, but that is all I wanted anyhow. Well, she never blinked and paid the full price.

    Edit to add, they hatched Aug 1st ish
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2009

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