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Is $25 a good price for a game hen?

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Originally Posted by awalters0815 

Is $25 a good price for a game hen?


Are you trying to sell or buy, and are you breeding gamefowl or do you just want some game hens around the house?

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I'm buying.  I do not plan to breed, but may use the hen to hatch chicks in the future.  I just like the breed.  I've been looking for a while and have seen price vary greatly.  The current hens I found are for 25 each.  Roosters are the same price, but I wouldn't be getting one.

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I'm buying.  I do not plan to breed, but may use the hen to hatch chicks in the future.  I just like the breed.  I've been looking for a while and have seen price vary greatly.  The current hens I found are for 25 each.  Roosters are the same price, but I wouldn't be getting one.


Guess a lot of it depends on where you are and who you are buying from.  Around here (SE Oklahoma) you can getting for around $10 - $15, sometimes less and sometimes more.  You could look at it as a comparison with the cost of an incubator (foam type) is gonna run you around $50 and is not as reliable as a hen when it comes to incubation.

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Depends on the age too, I wouldn't mind paying $25 for a nice young bird that is a good layer and is healthy, but you may want to talk them down a bit.  If someone comes to my house to buy a bird, which isn't too often, if they offer me 15 and I am asking 20 I'll let them have it for 15.

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