Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by little_grey_bantam, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. little_grey_bantam

    little_grey_bantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I came across a gal who sells Silver Sussexes...
    Now, while I don't particularly want to shed $$$HUNDREDS$$$ of dollars worth of money for a darn bird, I think, hey, people spend $1000 on parrots and they only lay ONE egg a year. At least a chicken lays an egg a day, or most days or at least half the year, everyday.

    Now... you guys think I could get my money back selling chicks? I JUST want to make the money back for the birds; it'd just be nice to have these guys around - it'd REALLY help pay for the costs of the other birds that I adore.

    Ya think anyone would REALLY pay $$$ for silver sussex chicks?? I already have a flock of lights, speckled and some splits and possible pure coronations coming in. So why not? I'm sure I can play with genetics and breed out the Silver for better genetic diversity.

    Anyone interested?
    I'm going to the area anyways, and it costs $600 to get down there to visit, why not just shed another $600-$1000 for birds? LOL
     
  2. Oven Ready

    Oven Ready Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many birds do you get for $1000 ?
     
  3. little_grey_bantam

    little_grey_bantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2, usually you get a male and female pair, but I'm working with somenoe else to get some more imported, so I may just end up getting 2 pullets instead of a roos and a pullet [​IMG]

    Sorry if this is dead
     
  4. Oven Ready

    Oven Ready Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow - $500 dollars each, is this an uncommon breed in the USA?

    Here's a link to some for sale in the UK, priced at about $45. Silver Sussex

    Obviously I have no idea of the variation in price between show quality and plain chickens, but they look like lovely little birds.

    I'd be so worried that they got ill and didn't produce any chicks.
     

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