Just wondering....in PA

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by lds_horselover2005, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. lds_horselover2005

    lds_horselover2005 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 16, 2008
    South Central PA
    Hello everyone

    I am trying to get a sense of the market on the maran eggs, specifically the black copper maran eggs. (I am willing to look into other types of marans too) I am not sure that I would want to buy the eggs yet but I would like to know what the cost would be for some eggs and how long waiting lists are, etc.

    Also I might be looking for buff orpington eggs. My mom said about just ordering them from the feed store but I think it is more fun to hatch.

    I would be buying anything til this spring. Probably early march, but it is better to get on waiting lists now than to be the last one...lol

    I also have a delaware roo for sale. I just hatched him in, I think, April. He is very quiet and is not aggressive. I did have someone interested in him but I haven't heard from them for the past couple of days.

    So everyone let me know!

  2. The Monkey Mama

    The Monkey Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2008
    Kennesaw, GA
    Hey, you can look on eBay for Marans eggs and get a good idea for what the are selling for. The prices on the black coppers are going down a little bit, but they are still very, very expensive.

    You will probably get nicer Buff Orpingtons hatching eggs from a good breeder than you would at the feed store anyway. You really can't beat a good buff orpington IMO - they are so sweet and they just lay like crazy, right through the winter here.

    Good luck!

  3. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    im dumb!! i PMed u lol...i got it all figured out now...btw dont make fun of me [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2008
  4. nightshade

    nightshade Chillin' With My Peeps

    You would be better off ordering chicks from a feed store, but you wont find marans in a feed store exspecially black copper ones, if you do let me know where! Those you will have to get from a hatchery like McMurry, or Welp but even those I think have only the ones that look like the barred rocks. Hope this helps [​IMG]
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Don't buy hatchery birds. Ick.

    You're in PA. PM 'Hinkjc' or 'wilds of pa' for Buff Orpington eggs to hatch. You will not be disappointed. They're gorgeous.
    As for Marans, find a reliable breeder on BYC here. There are many, many gorgeous birds. Not to trash hatcheries, but you really get a crapshoot there.

    And besides, hatching is way more fun than buying chicks. [​IMG]
  6. lds_horselover2005

    lds_horselover2005 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 16, 2008
    South Central PA
    I got some awesome looking RIR from hinkjc. I didn't know what else they had. I will have to pm hinkjc and ask for some buff orp eggs in the spring.
  7. millebantam

    millebantam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2008
    Little Rhody
    And as far as the Marans prices go, I'm sure that if you have the time and and can wait until next fall, BCM eggs are gonna' be dirt cheap. The hundreds of "gold rushers" who bought hatching eggs and chicks within the last year will all be sluggin' it out this spring to unload the eggs that their new laying age hens will produce. I'm just guessing, but I'd imagine the CPM breeders have increased at least 20 to 30 times the amount of breeders as there were last year, in the last year or so. By next fall, the supply will most likely exceed the demand, and quality BCM eggs will be selling in the range that decent Cuckoo Marans are selling for now.

    The "better known" breeders, with well established flocks, and good bloodlines, will still get the most for their eggs, but the new, "get rich quick" breeders will probably end up eating a lot of BCM omelettes. Tried and true bloodlines and crosses will be lost in the shuffle, and new lines will become diluted with substandard new lineage. JMHO.
  8. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    For Maran eggs, you want to see peachick (BYC User). She is in Taneytown MD and has some nice ones.
  9. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    While I do agree that a year from now will probably see a "glut" of BC Marans breeders, there are several of us who are fairly new to Marans who are willing to share eggs for very low cost as our new birds begin laying, so that we can see what our birds are producing. Not everyone "jumped on the Marans bandwagon" to turn a quick buck. Keep your eyes open, keep monitoring these forums, and you'll likely find what you want.
  10. lds_horselover2005

    lds_horselover2005 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 16, 2008
    South Central PA
    Thanks for the tips...I will have to watch. Also while I am thinking about it, who in here has delaware eggs that I could get in the spring time. I am just looking, I am not sure yet if I want any. They have awesome sized roos. I think I might try hatching some of my eggs. The roo is a delaware.

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