Good value?

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fd01

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Good value?
« on: June 12, 2012, 22:25 »
So my chicken keeping has rubbed off on my dad's best mate who went out and bought a trio of Light Sussex bantams at the weekend...£60  :nowink: the best part is, they're 3 years old....if only he'd listened to advice given to him, ie don't rush and always ask our opinion before you buy!!

I paid £20 for my trio at a year old and get two eggs a day without fail.

He's still giving it the old "oh but they're 'pure' Light Sussex" to cover up the fact that he's been shafted  :lol:

Anyone else been in a similar situation or are we all switched on here?  :D

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splash101

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Re: Good value?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012, 22:46 »
Crikey  :ohmy:  Seems if people have their heart set on something specific the're prepared to pay for it, i bet the seller had a wry smile on their face

When you say trio is that 3 hens or 2 hens and a cockerel?  Here a trio is 2 hens and a cockerel, (which seems to catch a few people out) just checking thats the standard nationwide.


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Re: Good value?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012, 23:21 »
Yeah i'd only ever use the term 'trio' for two hens and a cock bird. But then others mean three hens, you can't win  :tongue2:

Thing is if he'd waited till my chicks were up and sexed, i would have given him a trio considering the amount of things he's given/lent us over the years.

How does the seller sleep at night  :nowink: the same guy wanted £8 a bird for ex-battery hens......!!

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Geo

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Re: Good value?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2012, 08:10 »
I would reckon the seller gets to sleep at night counting his money zzzzzzzzz ;)

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Re: Good value?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012, 21:12 »
That is shocking, hope that he manages to get at least one egg out of them!!   :lol:
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Re: Good value?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2012, 00:40 »
Blimey, 8 quid a bird for ex-batts!!!

I gave a donation of £20 for 5 ex-batts at my local animal sanctuary (lost one early on) and have never looked back, even over winter when the laying slowed down - we never got to a point where we ran out of eggs!!!

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Little red

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Re: Good value?
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012, 14:19 »
When i started keeping chickens last year i got 3 hybrids - Blackrock.Speckledy + Magpie - and was charged £20 each :ohmy:
I now know they took advantage of me being naive >:(



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