How much to you usually spend for an order of chicks?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by happyhens, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. happyhens

    happyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm talking about "regular" chickens, not show birds. From hatcheries such as Ideal, Meyers, McMurray, Cackle, Privett, etc.
    I have never spent more than about $85, but this year my list is going to be over $100, because I am ordering more layers than usual, and also a couple of different bantam breeds. I am planning to order the following from Ideal:
    25 Pullets from the Plymouth Rock Asst.
    4 Cockerels from the Rock Asst. (pick the best 2 roosters for the flock, eat the others)
    4 Easter Egger pullets (already have a lonely roo)
    4 Bantam Cochin Asst.
    8 OEGB Asst.
    + Shipping and handling, will be about $115.

    Just wondering what was normal for each person to spend ordering chicks!
     
  2. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought 3 chicks from Meyer. Including shipping, I think it was $42.00. I consider my chickens pets, so $15.00 apiece is extremely reasonable for a pet.

    FWIW, Meyer sent an extra chick with my order. So, in the end, they were only $10.50 each.
     
  3. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    $2.25 per chick from the feed store they all were pullets.total of $11.25. starter is $.35 per pound. no shipping charge.
     
  4. sunnysidecluckers

    sunnysidecluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Depends on how bad I want them. [​IMG],[​IMG]
     

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