Trading hen for eggs......

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  1. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What makes a fair trade? I have 6 barred rock hens, been great egg layers....they are just over a year old now. I have a friend who has 12 easter egger eggs in the incubator right now. She said she would trade me one easter egger chick for one of my barred rock layers. Doesn't seem to fair to me? How much would it cost to buy an Adult barred rock laying hen? I was thinking it would need several of the chicks to make up a good trade. But I've never traded so I don't have a clue really! What would you do?

    I was thinking about just buying some easter eggers on my own and raising them on my own maybe next year or something.

    Any of your advice or thoughts would be apprecaited!!!
     
  2. spoolin

    spoolin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tell him or her atleast 3 of those chicks for a hen. IMO
     
  3. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No else has any advice for me!
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    An adult Barred Rock, non show quality would be around $10 here.

    An easter egger chick is what... $1.00? Especially since they are not offering to sex those chicks for you...
     
  5. RIVERRAT

    RIVERRAT Out Of The Brooder

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    10-15 LAYING HENS IN PA
     
  6. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

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    Yea no not fair IMO. Come be my friend I would just give ya a EE or two or three [​IMG] I have tons of EE's in my bator to bad your not in CA.
     
  7. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL, no way is that fair!

    I'd trade for at least 3-4 babies for the one hen. More if the hen is SQ.
     
  8. tamsflock

    tamsflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here a hen would be $10-12 week old chicks go for $2. IMO not a fair trade at all
     
  9. ILOVEFRIZZLES

    ILOVEFRIZZLES Red Roof Hens

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    I have EE to to bad I am not in CA not a good deal at all. maybe all 12
     
  10. chickenpea

    chickenpea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess it depends on if you really want green/blue eggs.I was ready to trade a ready to lay muscovey hen for 1 cuckoo maran pullet 3 weeks old cause I WANTED those chocolate eggs! and I probably wouldve traded 2 for 1.
     

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