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Silkies????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by plester01, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. plester01

    plester01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got quoted a price of $25.00 per silkie chick. Is this a normal price? If so I need to go back to my local feed store and purchase more of thier babies, they are only $4.00 per chick.[​IMG]
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, depends on age and breeding.

    Those 4 dollar feed store birds are just pets.

    I bet those $25 per chick are show quality things unless they are really pulling your leg. Must be very very nicely show quality too if they are charging that much. If you want them, make sure you can see the parents and confirm they are indeed show quality specimens. You'll have to remember though, no gaurentee if those chicks will grow up just like their parents too.


    I would pass... but that's because I'm not going to show birds.... and not about to buy a dog for 1k just because it was purebred.
     
  3. plester01

    plester01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. I just want pets. I went back to the feed store and they got some more babies. They had a group of 3 week old Silkies and 2 day old silkies and in the mix were 3 mil fluers (I hope I spelled that right). Well guess what I bought those 3 mil fluers. I am a new mom again.[​IMG]
     
  4. CtlisencedArborist

    CtlisencedArborist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought 9 4 3 bucks a pop and there hotty mommas![​IMG]
     
  5. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to get my "show quality" silkie chicks this weekend and they are about 4 weeks old and $10 each, so I think you should just shop around a little bit. I hope you find some!!
     
  6. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on the lines, and the quality and color. $25 for a chick is a bit excessive for chicks, definitely not started pullets. I am paying $7 for blue chicks out of really nice birds, for pet quality you shouldn't have to pay more then $5 and I wouldn't, either. You can't really tell when they are chicks how they'll look as adults, you can get an idea.
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree with the others..shop around. Lots of people have excellent quality silkies and only charge $4-$5 a chick and sometimes upwards of $10. $25 is a pretty steep price on a chick. As was said, there is not even a guarantee that chick will grow up to look like its parents. Its all in the genes and most don't know true quality until at least 6 months old or older, regardless of who the breeder is. Chicks just go through too many changes over their first year.

    Jody
     

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