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Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Barb Schuetz, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Barb Schuetz

    Barb Schuetz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What would a fair price be for 5 week old bantams? Cochin and OEG. Pics to come.
     
  2. Arklady

    Arklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pure breeds I'd say 3$ or 3.50 thats what I would charge. Cause they are 2 bucks or more at the feed store charges for day olds.

    Arklady
     
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  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would say it depends on their quality and if they are sexed. Females are generally more valuable, unless someone is really looking for a rooster in that breed. If they are hatchery quality, then probably not as valuable as birds bred for show.

    We generally start our birds at $2-4 for day olds and raise it by 50 cents per week for care. However, depending on sex and quality, the price could go higher. I get anywhere from $5-10 for 5wk old pullets...sometimes cockerels too.

    Our feed store has hatchery stock and sells them for about $4 for day olds and they're common breeds..

    Too many variables to say for sure. Pics may help.

    Jody
     
  4. Barb Schuetz

    Barb Schuetz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much! 4Hmom actually has them but my husband's boss wants them. They aren't sexed but one is for sure a mille fleur duccle. Oh and one, if not, two are something brassy back.
     
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  5. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sell mine at 2-3 months, sexed, for $5 for cockerels and $7 for pullets. The oegb, at least, is preeetty easily sexed by 6 weeks. The girls generally have less color and the boys will be growing their redder bigger comb and showing their waddles. The other breeds, I dunno.
     
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