What to pay for Pullets?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NewHopePoultry, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    I found:
    Americana pullets(EE's),Buff Orphington pullets, and Buff Brahma pullets for $15 each
    and Black Sex link and cinnamin queens for $10 each.
    Are those good prices? I havnt bought pullets, so I have no idea what they go for
     
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  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Great prices!!
     
  3. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a little high for this area. are they real Americana or easter eggers ?
     
  4. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Im not sure if they are Easter Eggers or not.
     
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:Thought those were the same. Thought it was Ameraucana that were pure breds. ?????? Honestly I don't know
     
  6. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    In the past I've paid $12 - $15. Depends on why you want them. If they are laying, I'd definitely pay it, unless they are old and spent (then those wouldn't be pullets, of course).

    EE's are derived from a chicken blue-egg gene. They can lay a rainbow of colored eggs and come in a rainbow a feather colors.

    Ameraucanas come in certain colors only and must meet a standard (see www.ameraucana.org). Ams have slate colored legs and lay blue eggs only. Pictures on this site will help you determine if yours are EE or true Ams.

    Just be sure to check them over before you buy. Seems silly, but smell them, especially around the beak...if they stink it can indicate infection/illness. Check under their wings and at the vent for mites & lice. If you aren't sure what to look for, just google it. The breast should feel plump, not bony, and feathers should be fluffy & clean. Leg scales should be smooth, not raised and/or bumpy. Eyes and beak should be drainage-free. Combs should be bright red.

    I'm sure you already know all of this, but I just like to help! [​IMG]

    Have fun & happy new year!
     
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    where I am culled hens who are at POL I sell for 15$ breeder pullets more depending on breed
     
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  8. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same here [​IMG]
     
  9. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Im looking to buy a few pullets to get eggs from.
     
  10. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    Quote:That's what I figured you wanted them for. All of those are good layers, and those are good prices to pay for layers as long as they are healthy.

    Sonew is right...breeder quality to show quality stock would bring much more for each bird.

    Funny, I tried to sell a Polish hen once & the woman I was talking to on he phone balked at my price of $12...said, "I don't know if I want to pay THAT much for a chicken." For real! Made me think she didn't know much about chickens. It would have to be a pit-i-ful mutt that rarely laid to bring a single digit price after about 5 months of age.
     

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