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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickNjake, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. chickNjake

    chickNjake Songster

    Sep 3, 2008
    east tn
    Ok, I have a few questions about bantam Show quality Cochins [​IMG]

    #1-How much should I expect to pay for a hen of very nice quality that conforms to the standard?

    #2-How much would you estimate feeding would cost a year per hen?

    #3-How many eggs would you expect each hen to lay per year?

    #4-What would be a reasonable price/ egg from the hen in #1?

    of course if you don't have Cochins your answers are still very helpful!

    My hidden agenda: convince my dad that the better quality your flock; the more profitable (or at least less non-profitable [​IMG])

    Thank you!!
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2009

  2. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    hhhmmmmm I dont know about that! I dont know that show quality birds will make you any more money, unless you are breeding them.

    OK, reading again, I think you were talking about breeding them. i really have no idea. I am just rambling on, hoping someone who knows something will see this! [​IMG]
  3. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Quote:$12 for a point of lay hen ( 4months)

    Quote:They eat about 1.5# of feed per week.



    This is based on Orpington figures. Cochins do not lay as well...
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2009
  4. chickNjake

    chickNjake Songster

    Sep 3, 2008
    east tn
    thanks for the replies! [​IMG]

    I was thinking:
    #1 50$
    #2 25$-ish? I've never really figured it up
    #3 120
    #4 $2.00-$2.50

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