banty chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sarabeth, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. sarabeth

    sarabeth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how much are banty chickens worth i dont know what breed i just know they r banty's. the hens are already laying.
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Really depends on the breeds, and probaly your area. I know Old english Game Bantys, are about 10 to 15 dollars a pair around here.
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  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Depends on which perspective you look at them:

    Laying: Bantams are fair layers but since their eggs are small, there isn't a high demand for tiny eggs, though some don't lay as often as the standard breeds. So as far as laying, they are not worth a whole lot.

    Show: Most bantams are used for shows and exhibition. The quality of the bird would have a major affect on the price. IMO, bantams are worth more as show birds rather than layers. Breed demand also has some affect since some breeds are rarer than others.

    Hope this helped. [​IMG]
     
  4. sarabeth

    sarabeth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the lady is asking $4.00 a peice for them
     
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
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    Sounds like a pretty good price, at least around here. [​IMG]
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I'd say get 'em if you are really considering it. That's kind of cheap. Don't waste the opportunity! [​IMG]
     

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