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What is the best age to sell a cockerel?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Donnigan, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 7 week old cockerel i need to sell. What is the best age to sell a cockerel and for how much? Thanks
     
  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It depends on what breed he is and also the market, which is generally saturated with roosters & cockerels. You'll be lucky to sell him, imo. Usually, we feel blessed if we can find a home for ours, and I give them away for the most part. But look on here on the sale thread and you'll get some ideas.

    Good luck!
     
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  3. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Most people rehome unwanted roos for free. Lots of members give them away on this site.
    Is your roo a very special rare breed?
    If yes, I have seen folks selling them on Craigslist for $30 or more. I saw recently a person selling a Lav Orp roo for that much.
    Now would be a great time to sell/free rehome him.
    Good luck!
     
  4. Goosegrrl

    Goosegrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check your local craigslist to see what prices are in your area. In my area roosters tend to go for $10 to $20, but those are more mature birds. Higher prices can be seen for certain pure breeds.

    A 7 week cockerel chick, if not a desired breed, probably won't sell. You'd do well to rehome for free. There are always more cockerels in the world than are needed...
     
  5. Sabrina24

    Sabrina24 Out Of The Brooder

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    We bought ours last year for $10. He was almost a year old if I remember correctly. We have eggs about to hatch and if any are cockerels we will be selling for a similar price or giving them away. Or maybe the stew pot if we are feeling brave.
     
  6. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just checked Craiglists and there are no roosters/cockerels for sale in my town just one about 40 minuets away that didn't say the price. But rooster usually sale for 15-30$ here for a Ameracauna( that's what he is) and i saw someone in a different state was selling a Rhode Island Red for 20$. And Bantams usually sell for 30$ in my area. I think i will ask 15$ for him. Thanks
     

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