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 Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    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 Songster

    Jul 7, 2007
    West Michigan
    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 Songster

    Oct 31, 2007
    $2.25 per chick from the feed store they all were of $11.25. starter is $.35 per pound. no shipping charge.
  4. Depends on how bad I want them. [​IMG],[​IMG]

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