What is a good price on Silkies from a breeder?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Redhead Hen, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Redhead Hen

    Redhead Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know a breeder a few counties over from me and she is selling Silkie chicks for $15 a chick. She also shows them and the price she quoted me is for pet quality. Does this sound right? I don't need a lot of them, maybe 2. And her price is cheaper than ordering a min of 6 or more from a hatchery.

    What do you all think?
     
  2. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Colorado
    I would also like to know the answer. I am interested in some Pet Quality Silkies
     
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I have bought SQ chicks from a top breeder for $15 and she sells her boo boo babies or pet quality for $4 each. Then her prices go up as the chick gets older.
     
  4. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Colorado
    Thank You!
     
  5. ChickyLaura

    ChickyLaura The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Mar 31, 2009
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    I bought 4 pet-quality Silkies for $3 each. They are my loves! Sooo cute!
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    $15 per chick for pet quality? Thats too much.
     
  7. nnpack

    nnpack Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the Head's Up on pricing of silkies. I am wanting a silkie or two myself and don't even pretend to know where to start!!
     
  8. Redhead Hen

    Redhead Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. I was on the fence about the pricing. Anyone know where I could get silkies in MD?

    ETA - or near MD?
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2009
  9. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    I am in MD, Eastern Shore, but I don't sell chicks. They have to be 6-7 months old before I can tell their quality & prices. And sex. I sell my pet quality for $5-$10 each. My very best SQ birds may be as high as $75-$100 each. I have some of the best bloodlines out there. Buff, Splash, possibly Lavenders. -Stephanie
     
  10. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any swaps scheduled for somewhere in your area or not too far away? I would say that would be your best chance to get them for a good price. I just bought two I'm guessing 8-10 weeks old for $3.00 each from a swap.
     

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