Was this a bad deal?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Its Just Us Chickens, May 25, 2010.

  1. Its Just Us Chickens

    Its Just Us Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wanting more chickens, and not real particular about the breed. Really, I just thought it would be nice to have some easter eggers of some sort. TO have pretty eggs. [​IMG]
    I called about an add in the paper advertising all sorts of breeds. The man listed off several breeds he had. I asked him about easter eggers and he said that he had some aracaunas. Cool beans! I went to his house this morning to get them and discovered he keeps them all together in one pen, and they're mixed breeds. But he did say they lay all different color eggs, he just couldn't guarantee what color I'll get.
    Dh fussed at me for buying mutts. I got 7 1mo olds and 3 guinea keets for $27. Do you think that was a bad deal?
     
  2. beth59

    beth59 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds reasonable to me.
     
  3. Its Just Us Chickens

    Its Just Us Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well good. [​IMG] I didn't think it was too bad. But dh thought that was a lot for a mixed breed. His mama had fits too. She said back when her mom raised chickens she never paid over $0.03 a piece for them. LOL That must have been a long time ago, bless her. She thought I shouldn't have paid more than $1 ea for the guineas.
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:ditto
     
  5. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    $0.03...sounds like the price of an egg is the 50's. LOL!!
     
  6. dntd

    dntd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great price:)
     
  7. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you got a decent deal there. Here by me in Cali, 7 to 8 week old *anythings* (purebred or mutt) go for about 3 to five bucks each, regardless of breed. As the weeks go by, the price goes up till you have laying hens, then at that age they go from $20 and up.
     
  8. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sounds like me, I like my Mutts, the variable egg colors, and the mixed in guineas for bug patrol.
     
  9. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    Quote:Does he realize that Easter Eggers ARE mutts?

    PS: I think it was a good deal. [​IMG]
     
  10. Its Just Us Chickens

    Its Just Us Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Does he realize that Easter Eggers ARE mutts?

    PS: I think it was a good deal. [​IMG]

    LOL, yes he does. He just doesn't think you should have to pay $3 for a mutt for some reason. He was expecting something purebred for that price. I think he doesn't realize just how much chickens cost. All the chickens we've gotten so far were given to us, so this was our first time buying them.
     

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