How much Is a fair price for two leghorn hens?

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  1. missfitch

    missfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are two leghorn hens 1yr old and raised by friends, they havent said a price and we are wondering what would be fair to offer. We live in Marysville Ohio if that makes a difference, Thanks for your time!!!
     
  2. Darin115

    Darin115 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought white leghorn pullets last year for $5.00 each at 20 weeks old. That may hurt their feelings but I would not offer more than $7.00 per hen.


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  3. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are they offering you to take them??? yuk yuk yuk. Just kidding they are laying son of a guns, I just didn't like mine all that much, many folks enjoy them a lot and they can lay.

    It really depends on where you are. Here young layers of any kind are bringing 10-15 dollars. I think leghorns would be no exception. If they have gone through the first molt it would be less.
     
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  4. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Quote:This is the same price layers would go for in my area too.
     
  5. missfitch

    missfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone, I am new to this and I dont want to insult them but I dont want to overpay becuase I could start some chicks still, Ohio is hard to find chickens in right now (and I dont want to buy from a hatchery)
    Thanks!!!
     
  6. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    If they're one year old they are at the prime of laying but on their way down... keep that in mind. Ask the sellers what they think a good price would be and if it's too high ho from there. $5 was suggested earlier; that seems like a good price.
     
  7. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

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    I've bought 9 month old hens here in Ohio for $10-15. I look for quality birds in heritage breeds. To me a Leghorn is a common bird that I wouldn't be interested in breeding and my customers want brown eggs (not white), so I personally wouldn't pay more than $8.
     
  8. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

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  9. missfitch

    missfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 7 bantam babies 2-3 weeks old, they cant go out for a while but thats why I am looking at the leghorns, they are smaller but could give me a good amount of eggs now. No roosters so were just in it for pets with a plus (eggs!!!) I have heard of a bantam leghorn but cant find any. I'm hoping that they will tell me what they think is fair but I think 7-8 dollars a piece is the most I would offer. If you know any other bantams or small hens that are good producers let me know. THANKS!![​IMG]
     
  10. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
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    When it comes to laying hens. Expecially white egg layers. I wouldnt pay no more then $8 each for them. I would expect a price range of around $5-$8 ..
     

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