How much would you pay... (Please Help! )

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by lowcountrypoultry, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Quote:Yes, I would say most likely. You can post pictures if you want a definitive. Start a thread in the Breed and Genetics forum.
  2. Sorry Stimpy, they arn't laying quite yet. They should be laying next month, and I;m sure I'll have some for sale next month [​IMG]
  3. Stimpy

    Stimpy Songster

    Sep 25, 2008
    Lexington, Oklahoma
    Quote:Put me on your list and contact me when the begin to lay. If we can agree on a good price, I'll take a dozen.

  4. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    In the spring I would like some RIR's. (lots of them) LOL Put me on your list too.
  5. There are many things that go into deciding what I will pay for hatching eggs.

    Price, quality, shipping, reputation of the breeder, distance they will travel if they are being shipped....

    I can't justify paying over minimal amounts for eggs that are being shipped extreme distances, because the gamble is just too great. I can't justify spending $30, $50, $75 for hatching eggs that MAY or MAY NOT hatch, when I can spend nearly the same or slightly more and get a proven adult bird.

    I also wont pay high prices for eggs from flocks that aren't well maintained and well represented. A breeders efforts with their birds are clearly evident by one look at the facilities that house their birds. Its also a reflection of the quality of birds they are producing.

    As well, if the quality of the parents is really low, and they are a mix of barnyard inhabitants, I wouldn't expect to pay much for them. On the flip side, someone who keeps meticulous breeding records, and can display ancestors and other offspring with certainty, then the eggs would be worth more because you are then paying for a "line" and not just eggs.

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