What is fair selling price for Silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KinderKorner, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    I'm have already and will be hatching out tons of these little buggers.

    I will be keeping them anywhere from 4months - 1 year then picking one or two and selling the rest as soon as the weather permits.

    My question is...

    Where should I sell the extras, and for how much?

    I want to sell them here, but I'm not sure if there is any business for birds here. Eggs yes, but I haven't seen many birds sold here. But maybe if I just listed them as buy it nows instead of auctions?

    Also, what is a fair price. For a pair? Started birds that are unknown gender? Hens?

    I will have White, Blue, Splash, Porcelain silkies.

    All are nice birds, from George M, Broody Brodello, Hattrick, Harvest Breeze, Sunshine Silkie, Cush N Tush, Bobby Porto lines.

    I won't say they are show quailty because I've never shown them. But most of their parents were show birds, and I would show them if I had the chance, and I think I would do well.

    All of dark combs, nice spaced toes.

    Dirty pullet for example.
    I have no clue on the market for these guys. I know what I've paid for them... But I just can't see others paying that price. lol
  2. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois


    Then front shots. Purdy Birdy.

    Side Shot. Nice type!

    Great feet! Look at those perfect toes!

    Here are some cleaner looking pictures I found on one of my old threads. I believe the birds were 4-6 months old at this time.
  3. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    North Carolina
    That is like asking "how long is a piece of string?" It just depends. Silkies are very popular in some areas and in others you can hardly give them away. In my area average nice quality may go for $20 per hen or $10 per chick.
  4. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    Let me know what you want to sell I need all the black females I can get. I could use some whites too. They sell very well at waterloo ,also at shows there is another one coming up at highland in june.

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