what to ask

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by naked_neck, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. naked_neck

    naked_neck Out Of The Brooder

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    what do yall think would be a good price to ask for some pullets? they are naked necks, about 4mths, should start laying soon, and are from good show stock. they are nice but may have a few small flaws which may keep them from the show pen but the parents are excellent layers so they sholud be too. they are buff , red, and wheaton is color makes any difference.

    i also have a few cockerals, red i think, that i dont know what to ask for either. same breeding and age as the pullets but again may have a few flaws. the oldest is striking to look at as he alrealy is getting his saddle feathers (hes the same dark almost ketchup--only shiny--red as my roo) and hes already starting to crow.

    any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. SloCrevs

    SloCrevs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I normally sell my pullets that aren't necessarily show quality for about $20. I've seen NNs in my area in the same situation as you go for $30 a pullet. Cockerels I've seen bought for $10-30 as well. You could always sell them as a pair for $40. Hope this helped a bit. Good luck w/ your birds.
     
  3. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    In Louisiana, I think you are unlikely to get the same prices as in California. I think $20 a pair for non-show quality is a good price, but maybe that's because I'm trying to live in the past...

    I would price them seperately at $15 a pullet and $5-$10 a cockeral.
     
  4. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    If i were you I would ask about two dollars for them and since I am me I would drive down and buy them all.

    Seriously though, they would bring $10 to $12 here in Oklahoma and more as warmer weather approaches.

    Monty
     
  5. Kristina

    Kristina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I'll put my two cents in. I don't know about your area in particular but in my part of louisiana we can barely squeek buy with charging $5.00 for a pullet or laying hen. [​IMG] That's why MOST of the extras go in the freezer. But your population in that area is a bit bigger so I say go for 10.00, You can barely give away a rooster around here.
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Scope out your local craigslist too to see what they are gong for. That will give you a better idea of what your area demand is.
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Yup, it's not easy here either to sell a pullet for more than 7.00 ea.....just depends what part of the country your in....
     
  8. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Hey, love the name and sent email to you, naked neck.

    In southern California, it is hard to get higher than 7 for a pullet. Roosters 5 or less. "Really good" hen might go for 15-20(with a lot of complaining type comments! LOL) Last weekend got a white laced cornish and a cornish x buff orpington cross pullets for.. two dollars each. That was his quote, no haggling or anything! To be fair I was very surprised at that price also, he might have been quoting low for me.
     
  9. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    Virginia
    We're I am in Virginia going price for a pullet is about $6.50 and $5 a rooster. Those prices are from my local feed store where they sell pure bred chickens.
     
  10. naked_neck

    naked_neck Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the imput. i may have a few sold to someone here in la but theres still a bunch that need good homes.

    if anybody is interested, make me an offer. i may take it as i need the space and money. no shipping though but i will be in the gonzales/BR area the 2nd weekend in feb.
     

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