Selling chickens question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenmom1, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. chickenmom1

    chickenmom1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to thin out my flock and sell some of my good layers. How much would you charge for a 2 1/2 year old laying hen. I don't know how much to sell them for.
    thanks,
    J
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say 7 to 10 dollars because egg production has most likely slowed down.

    If they are good broodies that could be a good selling point even for an older hen because they will sit for years even if they no longer lay eggs everyday.
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Depends upon the market in your area. Check the local Craig's List and papers to see what others are asking. Then ask a little more!
     
  4. MjChickens

    MjChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually charge $10 and then if people to offer me $7-$8 I am okay with that.
     
  5. ga_goat

    ga_goat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here in south Ga . a grown hen will bring 12 to 15 even at an auction , I generally ask the 15 here at home and depenging on pen pressure will usually take 10 if offered , roosters on the other hand seldom bring 8 at auction and 3 to 5 here at the pen , all this is heavy type chickens , silkies , polish , cochen , they go case by case .
     
  6. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    I would charge what the going rate is for your area... Here it is 15 dollars... I get that or more at auction. Check CL
     
  7. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    Apparently if they are Brahma, you can ASK $100 for three of them (two hen and a roo)....but I don't suggest it. ( http://lansing.craigslist.org/grd/1864627899.html )

    Guy around here sold off a lot of layers and pullets at $5 a pop, he sold over 50 in one day at that price. (I got 5 from him for $20, he gave me an "extra").

    I see average of about $5-10 for laying hens here, depending on breed. EE's are more popular and I see the CL listings go fast for those at $10.
     
  8. chickenmom1

    chickenmom1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone.
    j
     

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