Help buying chicks @3 months old

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mispollitos, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. mispollitos

    mispollitos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    $4.98 for a hen that's 1/2 grown...not a pure bread but a good laying hen...is that a good price, expensive or about right? I paid $1.66 for my 1-2 week old chicks...which turned out to be Het. roos...anyway, I live in Mexico and need a little help please :eek:)
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I read on BYC recently that someone (I forget who) calculated that they were spending around $7 in feed to raise a chick to laying age.
     
  3. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
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    Yes thats a good price,buy em while you can spring is almost here and prices go up fast.
     
  4. mispollitos

    mispollitos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's spring like all year where i live.

    Well, if it costs $7 to raise a full grown hen, I'll take that into account. My neighbor offered me a "fine" hen, used to breed cock fighting roosters...he's got quite a set up in his yard, for about $50! Paying $5 for a laying hen should be a bargain!
     
  5. mispollitos

    mispollitos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    according to this site advertising, 3 laying hens at 12 weeks/pure breed are $130! $43 each! So, I'd say $5 for a good no name laying hen is awesome, no???[​IMG]

    I'm going to look at them today and was told they are red hens. The chicks have a little black feathers in them but when they are full grown, they're all red.
     

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