How much is a Lakenvelder roo worth?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TroyerGal, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    See thread title ^^^
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Hard to say without any details. How old is the bird? Is he show quality? What's his disposition like? Is he healthy? Do you live in an area where people are looking to buy that breed? You might get a better answer if you go to the Buy, Sell, Trade section of the forum.
     
  3. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    He's young... I really don't know (he was sold to me as a "japanese bantam" hen) I'll try to post pics of him tomorrow. He's kinda flighty, very healthy...
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'd try him for around $20 and be prepared to go down from there.
     
  5. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you! He hurts my hens while mating, so Mario has to go... He's just too tiny to eat [​IMG]
     
  6. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he's exactly what someone wants, they'll pay for him, otherwise, often, even with purebred roosters you're lucky to find a good home for the nice extra ones. If he's what you want and young but just too rough for the girls you might want to keep him separated for a bit and give him time to mature. Most young cockerels are too rough and eager when they start and improve from there. Give him time, he might turn into a decent flock rooster once he gets some experience under his belt.
    Or if you don't want him and someone just wants a flock rooster he might be better with larger older hens who can put him in his place. Good luck.
     
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  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Lakenvelder - Japanese Bantam???
    Need pics.

    Most cock/erels aren't worth much...except in the stew pot.
    No bird is too small to eat.
     
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  8. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    If nothing else, he'd make a good stock... You'd have more chicken in your soup than you would if you bought a can from the grocery store.
     
  9. aart

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