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Hen/pullet.market question #7776536
01/19/23 03:01 PM
01/19/23 03:01 PM
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For yall guys that sell hens or pullets...

Since eggs are up to 5 or more a dozen in some places are you asking more for your hens and pullets when you sell them due to the price of eggs?

I know that when calf and lamb prices go up so do cow and ewe prices.

I just wondered if you take into account the value of the eggs as a factor when pricing hens.


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Re: Hen/pullet.market question [Re: cathryn] #7776540
01/19/23 03:08 PM
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No, but I am thinking of selling or trading one of my laying hens .... I would trade it for an old side by side or a new Chevy Silverado whistle


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Re: Hen/pullet.market question [Re: cathryn] #7776556
01/19/23 03:27 PM
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I'd rethink the silverado..lol.. the transmissions stink. I know firsthand.

I was thinking..I need a new 4 wheeler.lol


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Re: Hen/pullet.market question [Re: cathryn] #7776680
01/19/23 06:23 PM
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I was thinking..I need a new 4 wheeler.lol

You were thinking? Lord help us all...scary real scary

Don't know about pullets, but hens here are bringing 10 bucks a head. Young hens just starting to lay.

Re: Hen/pullet.market question [Re: cathryn] #7776788
01/19/23 08:34 PM
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Some of the hatcheries sell started chickens. They are not cheap. I don't remember which one I saw it on or what thy wanted for them, but it was a hard pass for me.


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Re: Hen/pullet.market question [Re: cathryn] #7776898
01/19/23 10:25 PM
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Re: Hen/pullet.market question [Re: Scuba1] #7776919
01/19/23 10:44 PM
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You probably can win bigger with the Amish Powerball than regular lottery.


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Re: Hen/pullet.market question [Re: cathryn] #7776921
01/19/23 10:51 PM
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I sell about 27 dozen a month. spring I'll start a second flock if they're available
I only sell birds at age 2 .5yrs to get new chicks....they lay well up till then.

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Re: Hen/pullet.market question [Re: 330-Trapper] #7776948
01/19/23 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
I sell about 27 dozen a month. spring I'll start a second flock if they're available
I only sell birds at age 2 .5yrs to get new chicks....they lay well up till then.



What do you get out of your hens?

I've been selling them.for 10 but our southern states feed stores are selling hens ready to lay..some are laying for i believe it was 14


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Re: Hen/pullet.market question [Re: cathryn] #7776974
01/20/23 12:08 AM
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I sell them as a Flock every 2 years and get new chicks.

$15 per laying hen and same for the Rooster


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Re: Hen/pullet.market question [Re: cathryn] #7777065
01/20/23 02:43 AM
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I sell production quality, egg laying pullets for $25.00 each. On larger purchases, I sometimes sell pullets for $20.00 each if they buy 10 or more and sometimes $20.00 each only if they buy 20 or more. In the Spring you can sell huge numbers of pullets. Other times of year, especially going into Winter, pullets sell slowly.

If you buy large numbers of chicks, most hatcheries sell over hatch chicks very cheaply. I bought a total of 12,000 chicks last year, at 25 cents each, to sell for feeders for reptiles. I got close to 1000 extra chicks with the 3 purchases of 4000 chicks. I bought them already gassed, but the hatcheries typically sell them for the same price alive.

To buy over hatch chicks, just call the hatchery on their shipping day, ask what they have left and ask what they want for it or make an offer. Most chicks, especially male chicks, get thrown away or ground into feed.

Keith

Re: Hen/pullet.market question [Re: cathryn] #7777146
01/20/23 08:04 AM
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I sell fresh started pullets for $25 each and rotate out my flock so all my birds are <2.5yo. I sell my 2.5yo birds for $15-20 each depending on variety. I have noticed that a lot more people are interested in the birds now.

Re: Hen/pullet.market question [Re: cathryn] #7777290
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always hatched some to eat and for eggs always sold several pullets and roosters for 8 dollars that i didnt need of course their free range after 6 to 8 weeks old might have to start taking better care of them to help cover what i lost on furs that i bought 6 years ago

Re: Hen/pullet.market question [Re: cathryn] #7777311
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35 something hens I think I'm almost ready to retire but my neighbor who has hundreds literally hundreds of birds is probably only a millionare.

Re: Hen/pullet.market question [Re: cathryn] #7777490
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A guy got hold of me yesterday and wants 12. I sold them for 18.00 a piece.

That's more than usual for me but egg prices are up and I didn't really have to sell them. I was kinda hoping he said no but he didn't.

So I sold them.

I have a incubator I can hatch some out or buy some. I didn't didn't I think of over hatches at the hatchery


I'm not set up for 1000s of chick's though


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Re: Hen/pullet.market question [Re: cathryn] #7777493
01/20/23 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by cathryn
A guy got hold of me yesterday and wants 12. I sold them for 18.00 a piece.

That's more than usual for me but egg prices are up and I didn't really have to sell them. I was kinda hoping he said no but he didn't.

So I sold them.

I have a incubator I can hatch some out or buy some. I didn't didn't I think of over hatches at the hatchery


I'm not set up for 1000s of chick's though


The hatcheries usually sell smaller numbers of over hatch chicks for $1.00 each and usually throw in a lot of extras. Otherwise, the extra chicks are just trash for them.

You can buy other birds, besides chickens, as over hatch too. I've bought geese, turkeys, bobwhite quail, coturnix quail, chukar partridge and ringneck pheasants too.

MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. sells over hatch hen pheasant chicks for as low as 5 cents each. About 1 in every 10 or 12 chicks will be a male, which a good ratio for restocking.

https://www.pheasant.com./

Keith

Re: Hen/pullet.market question [Re: cathryn] #7777507
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Clemke wait what?

Re: Hen/pullet.market question [Re: cathryn] #7777512
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I just hatched out some americana an blue plymouth in the fall they will be ready to lay in the spring I know i can 15 to 20 per

Re: Hen/pullet.market question [Re: cathryn] #7778661
01/21/23 06:36 PM
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People are definitely worried about egg prices. I sold more bantam hens and roosters in the last three days than I hoped to sell this entire month and next. Except for some late hatch and a few extra roosters, I am down to my 2023 breeders, from last year's hatch. I may try to winnow down some of my 2022 breeders, that I planned to use this year again, to just the very best. I wish I had more to sell. Chickens don't usually move well until the weather warms in March. January and February are usually the worst 2 months of the year for selling poultry.

This week, if there's any available, I'm going to try to purchase a large amount of over hatch to immediately sell and start to grow out to sell.

Keith

Re: Hen/pullet.market question [Re: cathryn] #7778691
01/21/23 07:00 PM
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my local royal king got 300 mixed egg layers in. sold out in 3 days. day old 2.99 each.


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