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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:28 pm 
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Out of my last hatch for the season I had 7 cockerels and 14 pullets hatch. All 14 pullets were pre sold to people who were keen to buy them before they hatched. No promises were made before hatch only that they were on the list to buy.

I would have liked to keep some pullets for myself, but maybe in the spring. Although there are already orders for them too! I usually try to keep the best and sell the rest.

The cockerels were advertised as last chance before they moved to a colder climate (ie our freezer) and incredibly 5 have been sold!
I have realised that we live in a remote area with limited access to nice, quality birds so they go as quickly as they are advertised in the local newsletter. I was looking forward to a couple of nice roasts :biggrin: Hopefully I don't saturate the market and then can't sell any. Although I now have a bit of a reputation as a crazy chook lady :rofl: with nice chooks.

Do you have much luck selling birds? Interested to hear how you do it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:18 pm 
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I struggle to sell pullets let alone cockerels. I had someone wanting 10 pullets the other day but when I said they were 15 bucks he said he would think about it and have never heard back. These are point of lay pure breds. They would have cost me more than that. Cockerels go to the pot although I did manage to give one away today and I made him take two pullets was way to nice of bird to get the chop for a torn combe.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:20 am 
RedJojohnna,

Would I be intruding to your personal detail if I ask which state are you located and roughly which direction of the state?

I am curious as how your remote location has not affected your sale.

I can assure you I won't turn up to your door step as I don't do that unless invited. I also dislike sitting in the car for thousands of Km in my old age even with an invitation.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:43 am 
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Hi Kiew
I am in Vic. A nice drive on the weekend down the coast :thumbs:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:14 pm 
Thank you for answering my query, Redhophanna.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:54 pm 
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i breed araucanas and good ones are in short supply here.
every season i could sell twice as many as i breed and never get talked down on my price.
although i could sell most of my roos, i have a rule, i never sell a roo that i wouldn't breed from myself, i'd rather eat them and they are a rather tasty breed. :thumbs:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:01 pm 
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I offer my cockerels and pullets seperately, although I have been known to do a deal for a pair or trio. Most people around here just want pullets, and I can sell what I hatch several times over. The boys I rarely manage to sell, not many people wanting to breed. I don't want to offer them free as they have excellent genetics, are show quality birds, and I worked and paid for those genetics. I sell the boys that I can and eat the rest; they are tastey and surprisingly solid.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:25 pm 
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With bantam OEG, I've tried to give my boys away... had one guy who was interested but haven't heard from him in weeks :( Can't even give them away for the pot as they are so small.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:57 pm 
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I never have that much luck usually. Just fluked it this time.
OEG bantam stock for chicken noodle soup perhaps MaybeF?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:39 pm 
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OEG Bantam are bigger than quail surely, and people eat quail?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:11 pm 
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I sell 200 cockerels per fortnight if I can get them and buy at least that many. I can not get enough roosters large type to fill my orders. every week insydney atleast 1000 roosters are traded by dealers for the home kill market and melboiurne would be the same. The market doese not want isa brown x type too small but large birds.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:48 am 
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Auctioneer are you selling your roosters for breeding or for the pot? May I ask what breeds you sell?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:57 pm 
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I supply birds for people to eat. I supply all largr heavy breeds, silkies, laghorn bantams, leghorn large, and their crosses.
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