is 25$ a lot for a chicken?

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  1. obieandhisgirls

    obieandhisgirls Chirping

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    i found some orpington hens for sale they are different colors:clap. he is asking 25$ per hen is this a lot or is it a good price? i think i am going to buy 6 but i do not know if i am getting ripped off i really want them:fl
     
  2. gtcakes

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    IMO I wouldn’t pay that much for a hen, but I’m cheap and don’t need to. Chicks at a supply store run $2-3 each.
     
  3. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Crowing

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    $25 is a lot of for hens. Wow I’ve never heard of that much
     
  4. SueT

    SueT Crowing

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    If they are young, as in 1 yr old, and laying, they may be worth it. If they are 2+ years, they will be worth a lot less.
    Did he say how old?
     
  5. KikiLeigh02

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    How old? I bought my Lavender Orpingtons from a local breeder @ 6 weeks for $5 each. That seems pretty high, but if they're older pullets/young hens that are laying or show quality I wouldn't think that's unheard of.
     
  6. obieandhisgirls

    obieandhisgirls Chirping

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    they are only around 9 weeks
     
  7. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    Are they old english ? It really depends on the hen. If it is a rare color or good quality then $25. isnt a lot. However , if you never had chickens before I would start smaller.
     
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  8. obieandhisgirls

    obieandhisgirls Chirping

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    and he said they are show quality and i have bought from him before and i was happy but they where not that much he raised the price:he
     
  9. ButtonquailGirl14

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    WOW:eek: you guys have cheeeeeep chicken prices around you!!! the average laying he under 2 goes for $30!!:th rare breeds lik lavender Orpingtons go for $40 and upwards for under 2!
     
  10. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crowing

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    THAT IS A GOOD DEAL!
     
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