what does a chicken sell for?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by silverchick, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. silverchick

    silverchick Out Of The Brooder

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    We bought 12 pullets this past April - they are now 7 months old & laying steady, large brown eggs. Hubby says too many eggs...too much effort to sell the eggs ...too much to clean up after ...blah blah blah. So I need to sell 6 of them ...what should I ask for a pullet coming into its prime? RIR cross. TY!
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Pullets go for 10-15 here in Central Texas.
     
  3. mtnviewfarms

    mtnviewfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    It all depends on where you are located and what the demand is, how you market them and whether they are Heritage Breed or pure breeds, crosses or hybrids.

    I live in North Georgia Mountains and I sell Barred Rock and Welsummer POL Pullets for
    $25 each and could sell as many as I have and still have demand for more.

    This season I broke my foot ( in the chicken pens no less ) and I won't be able to separate out
    my Heritage Breeds and incubate my own eggs so I've ordered 50 pullets from Meyer the
    "Rainbow Egg Layer Assortment" which I will get on Nov 6th and by April 1, 2013 ( when folks
    from Atlanta and Chattanooga and surrounding areas start answering my numerous 'free' ads
    looking for POL pullets - I WILL BE READY!!!!!!

    Of course I'm playing chick roulette with trying to brood them through the winter so if power
    goes out for long period of time I will lose them but I am an optimist and will hope that dosen't
    happen and I'll be ready to meet the POL pullet demand which is extremely high from April through September as evidenced by the numerous calls I get all year long looking to purchase laying pullets or hens.

    Normally Heritage Breeds sell for the most and hybrids the least ( in my area of the country ).
     

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