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Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by bdcraig, Feb 26, 2016.
Ideal does not sell them and Hoovet is sold out.
Anyone have expletives or ratings?
Meyer hatchery has some though I don't know if they have any right now or not.
I found a local breeder who has them out here in Washington but is selling them for $35 a chick I'm pretty new to this but that seems a bit high
I just checked my favorite local breeder (in Massachusetts) and they sell their FBCM for $15 straight run.
I'd be happy to pay $15/straight run FBCM chick from a breeder--if the eggs were 5s and better.
At $35/each they better be 7s and better--I'd expect to be shown a day's intake of eggs from the pens or something to support that price.
That's just my opinion, I have no idea what the going rate for breeder Marans are these days. I paid $15/started pullet 6 years ago--but the guy was desperate to sell some birds--they laid 6s.
Can you explain the egg rating system? I'm not familiar with it.
Basically do a Google Image Search for "Marans color chart"
Here is a link to one: http://www.themaransclub.co.uk/eggs-and-egg-colour-chart/4541995077
ETA: and my comment on $35/each is assuming straight run.
If you have to choose between Cackle and McMurray, choose Cackle. They actually make an attempt at breeding their stock to the breed standard and don't mess up their bloodlines by crossing in Leghorns to boost production, for the most part.
I definitely would not choose Cackle. My friend lost almost every single chick she got from them last year.
That could have been the Post Office's fault.