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What to pay for silkies ?

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Chicken Woman, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    there is someone about 2 hours from me that is getting a big order of silkies from Ideal the end of this month.
    I want to get 3 or 4 of them for pets. She says she doesn't know what to charge for them and i don't know either. I want the tranaction to be fair to both of us.
    They will be about 5 or 6 days old whan I go and get them.

    anyone have suggestions on what they should cost ?
  2. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 7, 2009
    Central Pennsyltucky
    I've seen them going for around $5 mostly.
  3. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    graham, nc
    what did she pay for the chicks? and give her a $1.00 more i think would be fair seing how you got to go two hours one way to get them
  4. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    Why dont you just order a few . It would prob cost you the same to buy them from ideal and have them shipped as it would to buy them and pay for gas to go to the persons house and buy them
  5. lesterlu

    lesterlu Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2008
    but pk, is ideal like mcmurry, in that it has a minimum order? or that they load up small orders with random male chicks to keep the selected chicks warm?

    chicken women, i think you should look on ideal's website for price per silkie chick, then add couple bucks for shipping and a couple bucks for food.

    fyi, i paid $15 ea. for a pair of 6 month old silkies. the owner was ready to get rid of them, and i dont think made much on them when you count food. (they are beautiful and i love them very much.)
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2009
  6. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    I believe ideal allows you to do small orders . They may throw in a few "packing penuts " for warmth

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