Thinking about buying....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by StoneBridge Farm, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. StoneBridge Farm

    StoneBridge Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all!
    I am thinking about buying some chickens from a local man. a pair of blue cochins, trio bantam white, silver laced hen, birchen roo all for $50.....what do you think? Is it a good deal? I really want to focus on cochins and silkies for breeding...so I am very interested. I know that all are under 1.5 years old.

    All are cochins...forgot to mention that.

    SBF [​IMG]
     
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  2. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it is an alright deal. Are these show quality birds?
     
  3. StoneBridge Farm

    StoneBridge Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know much about SQ... but I know they are VERY beautiful. I have 3 of his Silver Laced Cochins already.
    SBF
     
  4. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I still think it is a good price. If you are happy with it than go for it.
     
  5. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like a very fair price for buying that many hens this time of year.

    As long as you like the quality of the birds, go for it.
     
  6. StoneBridge Farm

    StoneBridge Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah! I called the guy and I pick them up Sunday. Thanks for the advice!

    SBF
     
  7. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I would only let someone pay me to take bantams... everyone has to pull their weight on our farm.
     
  8. MNKris

    MNKris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ya know, I used to think that too, but after getting some OEGB about 15 years ago, I wouldn't trade them for the world. They are the greatest barnyard scavengers and have severely cut down on the fly and mouse population because they pick through all the horse manure and all the grain dropped by the horses. I think they pull their weight just as much as anyone!
     
  9. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
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    MNKris, I was wondering about the fly population being affected. I hope so. I know Millie loves going out to help me feed my horses and hangs out with them during the day. As soon as these guys are big enough, they'll be out there too.
     

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