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Price of a buff Orpington pollet

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by raspeary, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. raspeary

    raspeary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much on average should a buff Orpington pollster cost. I found someone near me selling at $15 a piece but don't want to overpay
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    How old is the bird? I think that's fair for a POL bird.
    I calculated once that it takes me close to $100 to raise a trio to 6 months of age. Feed is expensive, not to mention grit, oyster shell, electricity (incubation/brooding/lighting), equipment, straw, pine shavings, buildings, fencing. meds if needed.
    I just sold a pair for $50 to a former customer.
     
  3. raspeary

    raspeary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5-6 months
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Very fair price for a quality bird regardless of breed.

    I don't know why people sell pullets for $10 and lose money. I'd rather eat a bird I raised than lose money selling it.
     

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