Does this seem a little high for a chicken?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by americana-chick, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Good-Luck !
     
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    I charge $5 for 4-8 week olds, $8 for started pullets and $10 if they are closed to laying. If I get a breed that's harder to come by, I will charge more depending on the quality.

    Concidering that most places charge $2-$3 for a chick, and the cost of feed and the time invested, $7 seems reasonable for a chicken that's laying. The big question is how long has she been laying, if she is 3-4 years old, I would not pay as much as she may not be laying for much longer.


    edited to add: see if you can work out a deal with your dad to work off the difference
     
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  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    A feed store/pet shop here in Phoenix sells adult hens for $20 and adult roosters for $12. This is for mixes and non-specified breeds. A named breed, regardless of quality sells for more.
     
  4. Concidering that most places charge $2-$3 for a chick, and the cost of feed and the time invested, $7 seems reasonable for a chicken that's laying.

    Hi! Considering cost of feed and time invested to get a girl-chick to point-of-lay --- $10.00 is a deal.

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  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:Yup. Especially if it's a pretty mutt.
     
  6. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    around me a pullet at point of lay sells for $30 or more, chicks for $4 and up I do not think $7 is bad at all. There is time, expence, and cost of feed to factor into it.
     
  7. americana-chick

    americana-chick Songster

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    Quote:Ya i already have the money... he just doesnt want me to spend it all on "expensive chickens" because usually around here they only cost 5 or 4 dollars a piece..
    Thanks!
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  8. cgmccary

    cgmccary Songster

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    I agree with everyone that $7 is very reasonable, even cheap by some standards, for a pullet (even a mutt). A lot of time effort & feed went to get that bird to that age.
     
  9. Big C

    Big C J & C Farms

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    We get 25.00 for a laying (breed specific) pullet.
     
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    $7.00 is a reasonable price.
     

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