FOR SALE: SUMATRAS, COCHINS, MUSCOVIES, D'UCCLES WASHINGTON

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    So as I was mapping out where to put the mini coops I’ll be building next spring with my hubby, he asked me how many chickens I had. He said that he thought we had at least FORTY. I scoffed at him and said there was no way we had THAT many birds. So I sat down & counted. Well, we have FIFTY THREE! Needless to say, I’m selling ½ my flock before winter. These are special prices that will go up once it snows (which it will before the end of the month) & I have to start feeding them more.
    Delivery within Oregon/Washington or Idaho can be arranged and those further away can always try Craigslist or Dreamhorse message boards (there are lots of horse people who show & some that would even let a chicken or two hitch a ride in their horse trailer!) I'd perfer not to ship at this time, or at least until I get NPIP certified, which should be next spring--so these will need to go before then!

    All of these were hatched in May, unless otherwise noted:

    2 Black Sumatra Cockerels $15 each
    1 Porcelain d’Uccle cockerel $10
    1 Light Brahma cockerel $15
    1 Golden Laced Cochin roo (last year’s hatch) $20
    1 Golden Laced Cochin cockerel $15
    1 Giant Blue cochin cockerel, gorgeous coloring, carries the lemon gene, has mottled green eyes $30
    1 Mottled Houdan cockerel $15
    2 pairs of Muscovy ducks, must go in their pairs, $25 per pair
    1 Salmon Faverolle Pullet, hatched in June

    Trades I'll consider:
    Mille Fleur d'uccle pullets
    Sebastopol geese
    Giant Dewlap Toulouse
    Golden Laced Cochin pullets
    Buff Columbian Cochins
    Mottled Cochin bantams
     
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  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Will trade ALL of the above for another pair of Sebastopols.

    I'm also looking for a few nice Mille Fleur pullets & would trade a few of my birds for some.
     
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  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Ok, I had to giggle at you!! Here you are selling half your flock and right below it you want more!
     
  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I know...but if I sell about 25 birds and only get another pair of Sebbies, then I've gained some, right? [​IMG]
     
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Thought out like a true chicken lover!
     
  6. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I try. [​IMG] I'm hoping to get them all good homes because I was telling my hubby that I can't bear the thought of butchering sumatras, faverolles or blue orps! [​IMG]
     
  7. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    If you're serious about shipping, I'd check in to that with your P.O, but unless the birds are super duper heavy and quite a few, it won't cost close to $85 to ship. I just shipped two boxes of several birds and the more expensive one to zone 8 was like $43.

    (I understand not wanting to ship, though! [​IMG] I hate doing it with birds, too.)
     
  8. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I got a quote for a 3lb box of live birds Express shipped to TX and it would be $85.00 that didn't include the box or the price of the birds, either....maybe the dude I talked to was wrong...but $43 sounds better. [​IMG] Most of my birds are standards & are close to 4 months old....
     
  9. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    Holy heck! That's insane! hehe It depends on their weight, I guess. My $43 was to zone 8 (furthest from me would be zone 10) and was 4 almost grown bantams so definitely a weight difference from standards. hehe

    He MAY very well be wrong...or I might! hehe I've never had any cost close to that much (even some standards), however, I kinda like to quote on the high side so people will be aware what it might cost so they're prepared. (I always refund if it's less, though.)

    I hate hate hate shipping birds. I always feel so guilty. *sigh* I sent off seven today. The guilt is strong. [​IMG] I put lots of fresh fruit in there with them, but still...*sigh* I get too darned attached, obviously! heh

    (I haven't heard about the papers required to leave the state, though. That's a new one for me. Is that the same as the NPIP stuff or something different that I should have been aware of? One of the boxes went to Washington today so I hope that's not going to be a problem! Eep!)
     
  10. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Was that USPS? That's what I tried...maybe UPS is different or do they not ship birds? I used to ship reptiles through them all of the time & it was $65 for overnight.
     

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