What to charge per lb for various poultry?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by r4eboxer, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

    Sep 20, 2011
    It seems I have a market for my duck, goose and chicken meat before I even have them available. I have people lining up wanting my birds as soon as I can get them grown out. I am finding the same thing with eggs, I haven't even advertised or put out a sign and I have people getting in line for them. So I am wondering what is a good price for duck and goose meat. I have an idea about the chickens but no clue about the duck and goose.

    I know it is going to depend on my area but I'd like to hear what some of you charge per lb.
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    Just a suggestion that you check with a local meat market or specialty market or a local CSA to see what they charge and then if you are handling the birds differently - as in organic feed, or pasture raised, then you would want to adjust for that as well.

    We hope that there will be a commercial multi purpose processing plant in our area soon so we can serve the public in a similar fashion. Great success in your venture.
  3. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

    Apr 18, 2010
    I'd start by figuring out your costs per bird, and then add at least a couple bucks or a percentage to it to make it profitable.
  4. luvmyEs

    luvmyEs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2011
    North Carolina
    I can tell you that here at the grocery store duck is sold for $20+ total.
  5. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    The only place I've seen geese is at a store that brags about their low prices and the geese were in the neighborhood of $60 apiece. I think they were $5.95 a pound. That's a lot cheaper than any place else I've heard of.

    My home grown geese only weighed slightly more but appeared to be about 50% bigger. But I wasn't including giblets or neck, and mine weren't injected with water.

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