What to expect at a show in terms of prices?

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by awalters0815, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to the gateway poultry show in Bloomington on Saturday. Its my first show and I was wondering what I can expect to pay per bird for quality breed chickens. I'm interested in Orpingtons, marans, welsumers, polish, and anything unusual that still lays decently. Just curious about how much money I should take with me to buy 2-3 birds.
     
  2. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    You should take anywhere from $5.00 to a couple hundred. Seriously! It really depends on the quality of the bird and who you are buying it from.
     
  3. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ms.FuzzyButts :

    You should take anywhere from $5.00 to a couple hundred. Seriously! It really depends on the quality of the bird and who you are buying it from.

    Ummmm. . . I won't be taking a couple hundred. $25 a bird is my limit and even at 25 it would have to be one special birdy! Thanks for the info.​
     
  4. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    Ok... I just know that's what you can expect in my neck of the woods at a show. I hope you find what you are looking for! There's usually an array of choices. It's fun just to look.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yep, as said. If your show is just a fair, 4H type thing, or simply a small time show (less than ooh 300 birds of one species) you won't be paying much. But if you're truly wanting to get show birds, don't expect 25 will cover a good bird. [​IMG] 25 will cover a decent breeding rooster or a hen who's a little above the normal hatchery layer.
     
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  6. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's the gateway poultry show in Bloomington Indiana. I guess I'll take 50 bucks and see how many nice birds I can get. i only want 2 or 3
     

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