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How much is an almost 1 YO Australorp hen worth?

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by crtrlovr, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    I need to know how much is a fair price for a 10 Month old AustralOrp hen? I have 7 Lorpie girls, and I know someone who wants an already grown up hen to mix with her younger chickens. (hatched early Thanksgiving week or the week before, so they're slightly over 2 mo. old). I'm not sure she'd be happy w/ the age differences. Would having just 1 grownup w/ them be ok? Would she be better off w/ 2 or with none at all, or getting chicks later this spring?
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2009
  2. william9792

    william9792 Songster

    Nov 23, 2008
    graham, nc
    i payed $40.00 for three hens and a roo about 1 month ago, as for her with the ones that are younger than her she will beat up on them mabe, but will make a peaking order fast as she will be at top of the order, ( being bigger) i would think
  3. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Thank you for the info; I really had no idea what to tell this nice lady. I wasn't sure if I should offer her only the one or two if the lady wanted two so the two older girls would at least have each other to maybe keep each other company and maybe distract them from picking on the little ones, or would this make them MORE likely to pick on them? [​IMG]
  4. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Songster

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    I would go with only one hen. Most likely, two hens would pick on the youngsters more than only one would pick on them.

    Around here a full breed 10 mo old hen would bring $10-12.00.
  5. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    It always seems to depend on where you are located. I just sold some last week at $11 for point- of- lay
  6. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    I got both of my australorps for $6.00 each.And I thoght that was high,now I'm glad I got them for that price.
  7. sarahloveschickens

    sarahloveschickens Songster

    Oct 26, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I would pay $10-20 depending on the quality :]

    Do you have any roos for sale btw?
  8. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    I don't have any Australorp roos, but I do have a barred rock roo I would like to see go to someone who wouldn't put him in a pot... He is second in command and challenges the alpha roo (RIR named Sarge) for dominance. (The Buff Orp roo Moose has the good sense to stay out of their way for the most part, and sneaks his snuggles with the girls in while the other two are bickering & challenging each other... [​IMG] I think there'd probably be a little less tension if Brewster was rehomed. [​IMG]
  9. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

    Apr 9, 2007
    Quote:Sorry to jump in here on someone else's thread, but I saw the above question and had to reply...
    I'm down near Easton Pa, just over the bridge into NJ. I have 2 pure Black Australorp Roos for sale. They aren't a yr old yet, so technically are cockerels. I hatched them late last Spring (about May?) PM me if you are interested in getting one of them.
  10. minna

    minna Songster

    Oct 15, 2008
    Burnsville, MS
    Here it depends on a lot of things.
    Laying or not
    quality of bird
    and the mood of the ppl buying and selling:cool:

    No, really. A small bird would get you around $8, a good size layer will get you $15.
    I don't really gauge my price on what other ppl are getting though, I try to decide what I have in the bird and then make a little bit for my trouble. I feel like both the buyer and I win then.

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