how much for black copper maran hen?

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Tsagirl, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    I hatched some black copper hens and roosters. A lady at my work wanted to buy a hen and a rooster and I wanted to know what to charge her. These are from a very good breeder and I have the TP cert on them. They are from the french line with feathers on the feet and very dark eggs.

    Please if anyone can help that would be a great thing!


  2. ddeans

    ddeans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2008
    Elkton, MD
    Depends if your in it for the money or the breed.
  3. bishopschickens

    bishopschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Cumberland, VA
    you can be into the marans for both the money and the breed. I would not let the pair go for under $50.00! I have yet bought a roo under 20 and to find a black copper hen is very tough.

  4. marquisella

    marquisella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2009
    I would gauge your price on several things.
    1, how old are they?
    2. whos line are they from
    3. How dark were the eggs they came from, or if adults, how dark are the eggs they are laying?

    I am selling 6 week old sexed chicks for $40 each. They come from a well known line and dark eggs.

    I wouldn't sell an adult BC hen that is laying dark eggs , and comes from a good breeder, for less than $75, but that's a lot of ifs....

    Hope this helps.
  5. Eagle2026

    Eagle2026 HIGH FLYER

    Mar 10, 2009
    Snohomish, WA.
    If it's your coworker and your going to be around this person some times you'd best let it go for a reasonal price.
    Week old- month old (good faith) $40-50
    Then after a year they'll be gratefull to you!
  6. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2008
    Corvallis, OR
    Do you have an extra hen at all? I'd love to get one.

    To answer your question it would depend on the age of the birds.
  7. CA Bean

    CA Bean Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have heard of $50 per Pullet/hen roughly 5months of good lines, from dark eggs, french standards etc...
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Juvie pair... At least $40-$50.

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