A Bielefelder Thread !

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by faysel, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Ron Skekel

    Ron Skekel Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you, I like to sell and treat people like I like to be treated. Thanks too everyone who has posted thier shipping experience. I might not always meet my expectations but I strive to do my best. Everyone has been very helpful thanks again.
    My bielefelders are 7 1/2 months old their colbs are red now when do they start laying. It seems like forever. :he Pam
     
  2. VistaSRJ

    VistaSRJ Out Of The Brooder

    My Bielefelders started laying at 6-7 months. A bit sporadic for the first couple months, but very steady egg production by 9 months old.
     
  3. treefarmer42

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    Here's a few pics of my new Bielefelder coop. Still need to finish the outside run before Winter. This building was a green house that's why we had to paint the poly siding so our Biels won't be cooked.
     
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  4. RWD

    RWD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Treefarmer42, here is a few pic's of 13 Bielefelder pullets and 4 Roo;s around 8 - 10 weeks old
    that I picked up Monday, and had to build a brand new coop to house them in. The Bielefelders are beautiful birds. Now I didn't go spend a $1000.00 on them, but they were not cheap either.
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  5. treefarmer42

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    Nice coop and good looking birds. I am happy to hear you did not spend $1,000.00 on Biels that won't lay for another 4-6 months. When they do begin to lay I'll take 10 hens and 2 roosters for $1,000 cash or silver bars if you would like. I would like to know what you did pay for the 13 pullets and the 4 males. Even though I only have sold eggs and chicks for the past 20 years I'm always looking to learn as much as possible about the trade.
     
  6. RWD

    RWD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now you know I cant share the price I paid, but I will say that to me it was a good deal. But I would rather buy juveniles and overwinter them than buy POL hens, for the price difference.
     
  7. treefarmer42

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    RWD,
    I knew you won't tell so I'll tell you how much they are worth. This time though I will not waste my time explaining and showing the math. You could not understand the value difference between juv. and 1.5 yr. old birds so here goes.. 13 hens-4 roosters at the age of 8 weeks are worth $202.00. You did purchased them at the right time of the season. 1 out of 2 is not bad. If you played baseball you would be headed to the Hall of Fame. [​IMG]
     
  8. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    They sell for $35 a pair around here from hatch to about 6 weeks. I figure pullets are worth $20-25 of that so here that math would not work.
     
  9. treefarmer42

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    So then what your saying is 13 hens and 4 roosters of 8 week of age is approx. $365.00 plus a bag of chick starter at $20. So your math or value is approx. $350-$400.
    Thank you DMRippy I'm finally getting to hear from people that value their Biels for the rare, valuable bird they are. I valued, my math for the 13 hens and 4 roosters by calculating my egg price plus starter feed to grow 8 week old chicks. That is the ONLY reason I could value the price at $202.00. Which is the only plausible, cheap value that is possible.
     
  10. Ron Skekel

    Ron Skekel Overrun With Chickens

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    I find this so interesting. No one has them in my state That I know of. Mine aren't laying yet and i'm trying to figure a price for them. The prices talked about on the low end is what I can get for CCL's their is one person besides me who sells them in my state but they aren't in my area. I would think I could get more money for them than the CCL's. Thanks for the education. Pam
     

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