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Turkey Poult Price?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by MargretClare, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. MargretClare

    MargretClare Just Hatched

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    What is a fair price for week old turkey poults?

    I want to start selling some but I don't know what would be a good price to ask. They're all heritage.
     
  2. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

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    WV boy here!
    Hmmm, I have bourbon reds and just started getting eggs this past week or so. I'm planning on hatching and selling poults as well. I was going to say $15 as they're about $10 to get online. If they don't sell for a week or two I'll come down a little.

    Wish I could be more help! I'm mostly posting here to see what others have to say as I'm kinda wondering the same thing...

    I'm sure it depends on where you are. I'm in WV. The going price for young turkeys might be different in say FL, AZ or OR.

    Best of luck to ya!

    Make it a great day!

    ~MW
     
  3. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens

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    I get $15 in SE PA without any problem at all. Better to sell high and offer great service and support, than to sell at a low price and not be able to afford to feed the parents.
     
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  4. MargretClare

    MargretClare Just Hatched

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    Yeah, I'm hoping to get at least $10 per poult since I plan on selling them at about 1 or 2 weeks old. I want them to be well started.
     
  5. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    $10 is okay for day old poults but is far too low for 1 - 2 week old poults. They can eat a lot of feed in 2 weeks.

    I start at one price when the poults are hatched and keep raising the price as they grow. I don't have any problem selling my poults using this method. The only advertising that I do is on craigslist. I make sure that I have clear in focus photos posted. The photos do more selling than do the words.

    Good luck.
     
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  6. MargretClare

    MargretClare Just Hatched

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    I've hatched 7 poults so far and have a lot more eggs in the incubator. What would be an appropriate price increase per week or two, since I'm sure I'll be selling in different ages groups. I guess I'm just super worried that I might end up stuck with a bunch of extra poults because nobody wants to pay a fair price.
     
  7. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    I tend to raise my prices every two weeks anywhere from $2 - $3. If I start at $10, I am usually at $15 by the time they are one month old. If anybody questions the price, I simply point out that the hatcheries sell their day old heritage poults for $15. I am not in business and am simply selling them to get rid of my surplus from my incubation addiction. My prices are below market value. You need to determine what the market will bear in your area.

    The only solution to your worries is to stop hatching.
     
  8. MargretClare

    MargretClare Just Hatched

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    I'm also just selling surplus. Most of these birds are either replacements for their parents or are going to be butcher birds for the year. We love turkey meat. I also already know a few people that want to buy from us, I just didn't want to put up an outrageous price and end up discouraging people from buying.
     
  9. Gorman Farm

    Gorman Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know where you are? Here in FL near where I live we get about $5 for a fertile egg, $12-15 for a day old poult, and sometimes I sell Toms if I have too many at about 3 months and I get $35-40 each for them. Hope this helps.
     
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