Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LadyBeartoothMamma, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. LadyBeartoothMamma

    LadyBeartoothMamma Chirping

    May 31, 2010
    Absarokee Montana
    I have a question????? Would you pay $75.00 dollars for silkies or get them at a hatchery???????

  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    It's according to what you are looking for. Quality Silkies are expensive and hatchery Silkies can a perfect chicken while not being a good representative of the breed.
  3. alanaartist

    alanaartist Hatching

    Jul 13, 2010
    Maybe it depends on what city you are in? I got one day old silkies that came from a show quality hen (currently used for that purpose) and paid $15 for three. She had beautiful chickens and I feel fortunate.

    I looked on Craigslist and no one had new babies so I wrote people who had old ads asking if they had any new babies. I got lucky. Love our babies and just hope and pray we don't have three roosters because I can't imagine giving any away.
  4. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Songster

    Jan 10, 2009
    Depends on what you want them for. If you are going to show, you need to get silkies from a breeder that has good quality silkies. I have seen too many young people in 4h or FFA that have hatchery birds that will never place. If you just want them for pets, then getting them from a hatchery would be ok for you.
  5. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    I've spent well over a hundred on a shipped, started bird.

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