NEEDED NOW! 100 started pullets

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by SharonS, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. SharonS

    SharonS New Egg

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    Hi Everyone! I need about 100 started pullets to add to my flock of 150. I would like Isa Browns or Rhode Island Reds...brown eggs layers. We are a small farm that sells eggs to Farmer's Markets etc and can tell that we won't have enough for the coming season. If you know of where we can purchase some, please let me know. I live is Northern Michigan but would be willing to travel (Michigan, Indiana, Ohio etc) to pick them up. Thanks so much
     
  2. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

    Oct 3, 2008
    east central Ohio
    Are you watching Craigslist in the areas you are willing to travel to? Also, check your local livestock auctions. I heard that year-old hens were going for only $4-5 at one in eastern OH just a month ago.
     
  3. SharonS

    SharonS New Egg

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    Yes, I"ve been on craigslist hoping to find some. Trouble is most people only have a few and are asking outrageous prices up to $20.00 each!!! Thank you for the heads up about auctions...hadn't thought of that. I'll do some research. Thanks again
    SharonS
     
  4. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Quote:wow 4 or 5 bucks is cheap - around here a laying hen or pol pullet is 10 bucks or more.

    I second the auction idea, though - we usually have pol pullets or hens at the auction around here. Also, look for swaps - and try Yahoo Groups, I know one or two local poultry swaps around here have a Yahoo Group for info and messages.

    meri
     
  5. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

    Oct 3, 2008
    east central Ohio
    I guess auction prices really all depend on who shows up to buy that day. [​IMG]
     
  6. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what are you going to do with 100? I wish I could have 100!
     
  7. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    Quote:If you read the 1st post, it is explained there. [​IMG]
     
  8. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you read the 1st post, it is explained there. [​IMG]

    That is still a lot of chickens! Maybe I should do that and that would solve my need for more chickens! It's all I think about...more chickens....more chickens....ahhh
     
  9. Tom jones

    Tom jones Out Of The Brooder

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    YEA ANY BIG CHICKEN AROUND HERE GOES FOR $ 15.00 TO $ 25.00
    EA.
     
  10. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    mcmurry has started hens already this year, i didnt look at them though to know what there was.
     

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