Black australorp hens

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  1. Bisqit&Gravy

    Bisqit&Gravy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ran across someone selling some 10 month old black australorp hens that are already laying.

    They want $20 each for them. Is that too high??
     
  2. kick'n chick'n

    kick'n chick'n Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats definately high. but i guess it also depends on where your located. around here hens go for $8 - $12
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Depends where you live. They are first year layers, so $20 is reasonable here and that is also what I sell my first year layers for.
     
  4. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on quality. Show birds were selling 40-50 and chicks for 20 when they win shows.
     
  5. Bisqit&Gravy

    Bisqit&Gravy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks for the info. I might go ahead and get some.
     
  6. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want one or two too where are they? I just want them for laying and because they are pretty. Anyone know?
     
  7. pconwayfarms

    pconwayfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    I have Black Australorps hens for sale in Russellville, KY for $15 and they are in their first year.
     
  8. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well Im in NE Indiana, so KY is a bit of a drive for me....
     
  9. I hear they are awesome layers and very quiet and friendly.

    20 bucks is a bit high, but if they are healthy and the seller will ensure you that they are laying in the fist couple weeks, I would say get a few and try em.
     
  10. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have seen point of lay Buff Orps listed around here for up to $30, but I live in a metropolis and they are harder to come by around here.
     

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