This is why I can't be a chicken seller

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by horsejody, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    I had an extra black Jersey Giant roo. He was 3 months old and very sweet. I didn't have enough room for an extra pen for another rooster so I advertised him on Craig's List for $20. Of course I had quite a few responses because JG's are hard to find around here, especially for $20. I ended up selling him to a very nice lady just a few miles from my house. I know she will love him. I know he's in a good home. But I still feel guilty. I have given birds to 4H kids before, but this feels like blood money.

  2. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    I feel for ya! I have extra Seb ganders for the same reason!
  3. gapeachy

    gapeachy Songster

    Oct 21, 2008
    Rome Ga
    my husband gets mad at me cause I give mine away.....I feel bad asking for money....even when I paid good for them....
  4. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

    Sep 2, 2008
    SW Missouri
    Why would it be 'blood money'? He is a beautiful roo, and he went to a great home. You can use the money to buy food for more beautiful birds, and he has a new Mom to love him. You would feel better giving him away for free?

    You did fine, and he will be happy. [​IMG]


  5. ursusarctosana

    ursusarctosana Songster

    Aug 6, 2008
    Spokane, WA
    I've thought of that same thing and decided it will be better to charge money because I'm sure there are a lot of people who will take a free rooster just for dinner, but if I have a nice, tame chicken that I want someone to take seriously, I think I'll charge some money.

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