IS THIS A GOOD DEAL OR WHAT??? UPDATE!!!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by mtnhomechick, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    OK......here's the deal. A woman down here has a step daughter who loves her very much and bought her 10 laying hens about three weeks ago. The woman SHE bought them from said they would be laying in a few weeks.

    There NOT laying hens but meat birds. Been living ( at least for the last three weeks ) on layer pellets. They are about 5 lb. now and the woman has them advertised to get rid of them. Of course, she still wants laying hens. She is only asking $4 apiece for them.

    I could finish them in a couple weeks easy.

    What do You all think?

    Mary
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2008
  2. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    BUY BUY BUY [​IMG]
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Do it! Just quarentine till slaughter.
     
  4. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Quote:I have an empty pen right now it's 9x9. Think I could just put tarp around the whole thing and put some straw down on the ground?

    I would never put them in with " the girls"!!
     
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] and perhaps you can sell her some laying hens?
     
  6. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Quote:I mentioned bartering with some of my wlh but she didn't respond. I assumed that's what she THOUGHT she was getting.
     
  7. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm, Hmmm Good !!! I would buy them if I lived closer !!!! Good deal ! Go for it !![​IMG]
     
  8. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    I wonder if there could be any health risk to eating meat birds you haven't completely raised yourself.

    Any thoughts?
     
  9. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    If you can do your own processing, you betcha, baby. GO FOR IT!!

    Why don't I stumble on any of these Neat things???

    Woot! Your family will get 10-12 yummie meals for $48??

    NICE!
    Christina
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Quote:Probably not any more than store birds. Ask if they've been treated with anything like wormers, and grow them out a few weeks.
     

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