Buying adult chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Tallman, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Tallman

    Tallman New Egg

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    I need to purchase an adult rooster. I like the idea of an Orpington, a Sussex, or a NH. Can anybody give me an idea as to what I would be expected to pay at a chicken auction?
     
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    bout 10 dollars
     
  3. embkm

    embkm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Around here, dual purpose roosters like Orps can go for about 10-15 dollars, depending on size. Big OEG roos usually from $20-55+.
     
  4. Tallman

    Tallman New Egg

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    Thanks DT.

    Have any idea about the cost of a Cochin hen?

    While your at it, if I purchased two roosters, do you know of a good way to get them together without having a fight?
     
  5. SierraMA

    SierraMA Out Of The Brooder

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    I picked up mine for free on craig's list.
     
  6. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    unless the ros have already been around each other and know who the boss is you will have a fight...it is what roosters do...they will probably fight anyways once yu put them in a new surroundings
     

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