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Old 06-13-2017, 07:36 PM   #1
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Somebody out of the blue turned up looking for chickens & goat(s)
He was interested in my little 4 mo old & tried to talk me down to $135. Then he was shocked when I told him $10 for laying hens.
Don't they go for 3 or 4 as chicks? I have not priced them lately.

But back to this buck; he is as sweet as can be & I was gonna wether him but then again I wouldn't have to feed him but his offer is way too low.


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Oh, yeah. Day old chicks are $2-$5, then you have to raise them...way more than fair to get $10 for laying hens. We've had people more than happy to pay that for our extra roosters.

It's frustrating to get low offers on goats. I usually hold out until someone pays my asking price (or close to it) or send them to the auction (and get a higher price than I was offered). It mostly depends on how much time and space I have at the time.....So, I know how you feel.


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Old 06-13-2017, 07:48 PM   #3
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Goodness...I would LOVE to find laying hens for $10. That's way low in my opinion! I would send that man on his way quick!
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Thanks you guys, I thought 10 was kinda low but then again I do not know the ages, some are maybe 5 or 6 and a few only a couple years.
As for goats, I would rather get a low price at the sale barn & not have to haggle with customers.
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Around here laying hens go for $10-$20 depending on the breed. I wouldn't sell the buckling for $135 either, especially if you aren't in a hurry to sell him and just decided to keep him!
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I would not sell him for $135. Especially if they're trying to talk you down, it's not like keeping him is going to hurt you much. Name your price and stick to it, or say he's not for sale.
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Nope, not giving him away!
As for the chickens, gonna tell him to wait for about a month then he can take new chicks for maybe $2(?) a head.
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$10 is what old hens with no history sells at the sale yard for! Granted on the sellers part they have to pay 25% so $10 is pretty fair for both parties!
If his offer on the kid is too low don't take it. I do the same thing as you and think of feed too and that's usually when I give in but heck if you put him in the freezer you'll save more money then that!
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Honestly I was hoping he wouldn't come back for hens. Since I had quoted the price I had to honor it.
I only sold him three. They were at least 4 or 5yrs old & we have too many eggs as it is with just the two of us. He was reluctant in parting with his money. I mean it came out like he was being wounded.
He wanted to give me his phone # but I conveniently forgot.
Then he asked about the goat again. "No longer for sale."
Bob asked me if I told him he wouldn't find such a nice animal at auction barn but I didn't think of it.
If he ever shows up again I will tell him where to go. The sale barn.
Look, don't make a spectacle of parting with your cash it's infuriating & tells the seller way more than you intended!
Arrrgg!!
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No it just baffles my mind the amount of people who are rude or simply just have no dang pride any more. If it was me I would find nothing wrong with someone offering less even if it's crazy low, I remember getting into goats and being shocked by prices. But when they are down right rude about it, Like the animal is not worth what your asking, that rubs me the wrong way. I actually just had a guy yesterday offer me less but he did it in such a nice way. He asked how much I said $700. He went on and on about how nice she was. He finally asked if he could make a offer, I said of course and he asked $500. It was on the low side IMO but he did it so well mannered and polite so I excepted. If he came off rude, not a chance I would have taken $1 less.


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