Maran chicks for $5.00 is this a good price?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Donnadzitall, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Donnadzitall

    Donnadzitall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some one has chicks about 20 minutes away from me. I have never had these kind but have been covertly looking at them on the forum. Is that a good price or is that high? Any opinions would be appreciated.
    Thanks!
    Donna
     
  2. bishopschickens

    bishopschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Cumberland, VA
    if its cuckoo marans (spell) then yeah that is about right but if they are any other marans that in my opinion is a steal.

    Brandon
     
  3. chickens4me

    chickens4me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That seems reasonable to me for Marans. I paid $3 for Rhode Island Red chicks recently in my area, but they don't lay those beautiful dark eggs like the Marans do!

    You might check some hatchery prices on Marans?

    Good luck!
     
  4. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    Maryland
    I sell my cuckoo chicks for $5 apiece.
     
  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    if they are a lighter egg laying Maran, then yes. if they are BCM then it is a steal.

    make sure you see the eggs laid by the parents of the chicks you are buying.
     
  6. Donnadzitall

    Donnadzitall Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. bishopschickens

    bishopschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Cumberland, VA
    I personally either way thank its a great deal! The black copper she does say is crossed with a cuckoo which when crossing black copper and another marans breed will cause the offsprings egg color to be lighter. However if I were you I would just on it!

    Brandon
     

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