Someone wants to sell me...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SarahFair, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    One dozen silkie eggs for $12. I would be driving to pick these up.
    I feel like this price is super HIGH for some backyard flock.

    What are yalls thoughts?
  2. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    Rowan County, NC
    Are they pure silkie? I don't really think a dollar an egg is all that bad, unless they are mutts. Then I'd say about $5 per dozen.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Depends on the quality of the parent stock.
  4. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Id pay that for show quality stock but not someones backyard pets. Id pay like 5 or 8 but 12 just seems really high..
    Maybe Im just a penny pincher [​IMG]
  5. Hi! It sounds reasonable to me.
    Have you seen pictures of the birds?
    Good luck!
  6. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    I paid $10 for eggs from a show breeder. I also had to drive 2 hours roundtrip.

    Don't regret it.
  7. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I asked him to send pics and info on showing if any..
    I paid $5 for 14 silkie eggs on here!
    Guess I got spoiled
  8. Rootball

    Rootball Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2009
    Western Colorado
    Where I live its $5 for a dozen local fresh eggs and there is a place down the road with fresh Organic eggs(all organic feed for thje chickens) at $7 a dozen, and these are the type of eggs that you make omlettes with.

    $12 doesnt seem soo much for ones with little silkies stuffed inside of em.
  9. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    I don't think the price is bad at all, even for a pet quality silkie eggs. Silkie chicks at hatcheries/feedstores range anywhere from $2.50-$4.00 each.

    I sell my pet quality silkie chicks as day olds for $2.50 each. If you can hatch all 12 eggs, that's only $1.00 per chick. If you even manage to hatch out 6, that $2.00 a piece (cheaper than I sell pet quality for)

    You could always sell extras that you don't want to help cover the costs of the eggs. Just my 2 cents. [​IMG]
  10. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    Depending on the quality, I would say that is a cheap price for silkie eggs...[​IMG]

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