Replacement value of lost Laying Hens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickadoosuz, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. chickadoosuz

    chickadoosuz New Egg

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    Needing some help

    A while back, the neighbor's dog got in our chicken yard and killed a couple dozen rare breed hens. His home owner's liability is covering the damage, but I have to provide proof of what it would cost to replace these laying hens. While I can easily find the cost of buying a single baby chick, that doesn't represent the value of feed and care required to raise it to adulthood. etc.

    Any suggestions on how to establish laying hen replacement values?

    Also, if I should repost to a specific category, please advise and I will do so.

    Thanks
    Chickadoo Suz
     
  2. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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  3. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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    Yes, try posting the question in another section....
     
  4. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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  5. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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    Hmm thats kinda a hard one I think prices can very so much.
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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  7. broodytood

    broodytood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you can get an average from a for sale site like Craigs list? [​IMG]
     
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Sorry, cant help you on that one.
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. I would think you would have to find a breeder of your breed and see how much they would charge for adult birds. I agree with ghille about posting your question another section. You might get more help elsewhere. [​IMG]
     
  10. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!! Sorry, can't help you on this one!!
     

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