To buy or not to buy.....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sonjab314, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion 8 Years

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    I have an opportunity to buy some Black Copper Marans for $5 each. I have never had these chickens and don't know much about them. Is that a good price on them? I read they are kind of a rare breed. What are their temperments like? Any info will help me make a good decision.
     

  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    What are you doing on BYC right now? Go get those BCMs!! NOW. And give one to me, too, while you're at it, please?

    Rare, gorgeous, and I've read posts describing them as having good temperaments.

    Now, go. Git! Snatch those BCMs up!
     
  3. illegal avian

    illegal avian Cooped up

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    see if you can get her to come down to $4.99! [​IMG]
     
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  4. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

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    Yes hurry up b4 they are all gone. I will take one 2.[​IMG]
     

  5. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Crowing

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    If you get them, remember to quarantine! Good luck.
     
  6. Wow, one hatchery had them as day old chicks for $150 for 10 chicks! I would love to find them for that price. Hmmm, wonder what is wrong with them?? [​IMG]
     
  7. Sphinx

    Sphinx Songster

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    I'd be out buying them NOW.


    Of course, I'm a newbie and totally clueless. [​IMG]
     

  8. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    What the Warden said! Get them if you have the space to quarantine them for at least 21 Days! I usually dont let mine in a flock until they go through rigorous worming, a bath and a full inspection for any form of mites or disease!
    Mark
     
  9. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Songster

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    Hi,
    I paid $5.00 from a local breeder for my Blue copper Marans.strait run
    The price is excellent . My Marans are pretty docile.................I pick them up.they are not noisy
    and my BLCM hens lay like crazy...............big eggs.extra large to jumbo...............
    Just hatched some a few weeks ago and got $8.00 a piece.
    Good Luck..Oh, and havre fun
     

  10. goldnchocolate

    goldnchocolate Songster

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    Quote:How did you go about selling them? I recently hatched some Solid Blue Marans (from Peachicks eggs [​IMG]) and out of seven chicks 2 black, 2 blue and 1 splash are cockerels [​IMG]
     

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