Your thoughts on this craiglist post....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Hellvagirl, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. Hellvagirl

    Hellvagirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

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    Seems OK to me, they do make a point to say they have rare breeds and that no one else has any now.
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My personal opinion is that they are priced WAY to high. You would do much better to get some eggs and hatch them yourself. $10 for a chick is crazy, even if they are rare breeds.

    Here's something else to think about. What if you go and pay $10 each for your chicks and 3/4 of them turn out to be roos? That would make me sick, personally. Just a thought... [​IMG]
     
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  4. mamabird

    mamabird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems high to me. Our local FFA has a chicken auction in the spring, as a fundraiser for their group. Lots of people go and bid on birds...they sell some of these breeds for $5-10 as 6 week old pullets. The other thing - if this is a new hatchery - are the birds sexed? or from healthy stock? guarantees? Personally, I would stick with the more well known hatcheries...or hook up with some BYC breeders![​IMG] Good luck!
     
  5. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Agree!!! You could buy a nice incubator with the money you wuold spend on a dozen that may or may not live "in the winter and with no one else having them"!!
     
  6. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
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    I have a trio of Lakenvelders, I had no trouble buying mine as chicks, they are not that rare.
     
  7. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

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    Quote:Been there done that with the UK market.....5 roos and one female out of one batch of very expensive eggs! arghhhhh
     
  8. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    if they can sell them at that price more power to them. $10 here will buy you pullets ready to lay or old hens.
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Week olds? Even for rare breeds, that is:

    Too high.
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Since when are buff orpington's at 14 weeks rare???? $13???? that is way too much money. I paid $5 for mine at 15 weeks and $2.50 for chicks......
     

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