What is a good price for egg laying Black star Hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by David631, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. David631

    David631 New Egg

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    I am looking at getting a coop and some egg laying Black star Hens but they are wanting $15 each for the hens. That sounds really high to me. What do you think?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If they are point of lay or pullets laying $15 is the average going rate in most places for well kept hens.
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I just sold a few black & red sex links and I get $ 15.00 for them and they go like hotcakes, I think it is a very fair price. Add up cost of the chick, feed and water any supplements, by the time they are laying well, at 15.00 bones I am breaking even, do the math.

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  4. David631

    David631 New Egg

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    Thank you all very much I think I am going to go ahead and start my chicken experience.
     
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Great birds to start with Dave, wish you luck but you won't need any.

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  6. Lonomakana

    Lonomakana Out Of The Brooder

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    Buy them all and sell them to people in Hawaii. Any young layer goes for at least $30 here.
     
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:I think that has to do more with the cost of living in pineappleville. the cost of everything there is stupid crazy expensive, so why not chooks.

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  8. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    At $15 I don't think they're making much money at all, just getting a return on their investment. [​IMG]
     

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