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value of tame pullets?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sugarbush, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. sugarbush

    sugarbush Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Lexington KY
    I have payed up to 10 dollars for good quality pullets. What I want to know is if people think a tame/hand fed pullet has more value than just a regular pullet? Would you be willing to pay more for a tame pullet than one that is not? What is the most you have payed for any pullet and how do you place value on them?
  2. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    I don't put a whole lot of value on that because it does not take long for me to tame down my chicks! I mess with them a bunch and so I don't worry too much, yes it is a perk but not necessity I would be willing to pay extra for. Just my opinion. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd pay $20- each for a flock of gentle pullets at the point of laying.
    Since that's often impossible to find, my next flock will be 12 hour old chicks bought locally and raised gently in a closed flock, like the present one!

    Being able to handle a layer is critical unless you don't care about keeping one.
  4. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    I wouldn't pay extra for a tame pullet. I seldom handle mine anyhow once they are about grown. I check them over as chicks and handle them some but the birds just know me and if someone needs attention, I haven't a problem catching her (or him) up and looking at them.
    A lot of people say the ones they buy from us are very tame but I am outside all the time and am building something constantly so they are used to noise and people. Few birds like a stranger but once they see you putting down food they accept you well.
    If I was to buy a pullet that wasn't handled much I don't know that I would be able to tell. After a while living here they learn who digs worms for them and puts down the grubs...er, food.

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