Owl pellets are a commodity like many others – prices can change based on season, demand, and availability.

Presently, there are some ecological issues facing the species, and places, where owls used to live, are fewer. Barn owl ecology can be cyclical. We see ups and downs in their populations every so often and we are in a down cycle.

Not every owl pellet is created equal.

Pellets come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and qualities. We will purchase the ones that are intact, unbroken, and larger than 1.25 inches. Small pellets are helpful in my classes at places like Zoos, State Parks, and other education outreaches and are a great introduction to science.

We retail the larger pellets after they are sterilized and packaged, so we pay a little more. The first time you gather pellets, it might be helpful if someone from our team helps you learn the good, the bad, and the ugly — and that ugly might still be useful!

How much can I make selling barn owl pellets to OBDK?

We offer two options for two sizes of owl pellets. OBDK will reimburse you for any costs with mailing after some essential reviews to coach you on the best shipping method. Many people decide to let us pick them because there are not as many as they imagine. But in many instances, your barn or properties might literally have thousands!

We don’t know until we’ve checked it out!

What should the pellet look like?

They don’t have to be pretty and come in all kinds of shapes as they are splatting on the floor and ground. They simply need to be larger than 1.25” and intact or whole.

How should I store and prepare pellets for shipment?

  • If pellets are not ‘harvested’ regularly, they will simply erode and you’ll be left with debris and bones. Picking them up and putting them into a secure place (hey, they are valuable!) where they can dry will ensure you have pellets at shipping time.
  • Store pellets in a box or bucket until you have an amount you want to ship.
  • Cedar shavings will absorb some dampness and keep insects from degrading the pellets.
  • Only ship DRY barn owl pellets. Shipping wet pellets will cause them to fall apart during shipping and costs extra due to weight.
  • The best packing for owl pellets is pellets! Just slightly overfill your box and gently press it closed. Paper packing will actually gather moisture and leave room in the box for pellets to shift around and fall apart.
  • For up to 4 gallons, we recommend using a free USPS Priority Mail box that you can get at your local post office.
  • For over 4 gallons, we recommend shipping via FedEx or UPS.
  • Notify via email with shipment details so our team can keep an eye out.

How much does OBDK pay for barn owl pellets?

How do we pay suppliers?

OBDK will pay cash on-site or pay via Zelle, Venmo, CashApp, or PayPal, or send you a traditional check at the time of receipt/processing of pellets, usually within a few days of receiving a shipment but instant if we pick them up

Note: The IRS allows earning up to $599.99 each year without you having to report that income. After that, an IRS Form W9 is required to comply with regulations. If an individual earns more than $600 annually, OBDK will issue a 1099 at the beginning of the following year for tax purposes.

Send pellets at any time to:

Owl Brand Discovery Kits
3029 69th Avenue W, Unit H
University Place, WA 98466

Don’t forget to email us before shipping!

Thank you very much for your interest in helping OBDK with our effort to get young people interested in learning about nature, science, and more!