Hello, Lyubov Viktorovna! I am interested in the following questions:
1) Can you trust any breeding poultry farm when you buy Loman Brown? Without worrying - are they doing this difficult selection or not? Is it possible to check it somehow? Or still trust their word? (I, for example, consider Labinskoy PPF)
2) What should be the price of a real cross country LB at the age of 3 months, 4-5 months?
3) What walking should be organized in the summer for one layer (in sq.m.) in order to minimize the cost of feed?
4) Can you advise a reliable seller of LB near the Chechen Republic? (Adam)
Adam, you are not the first to contact me with similar questions, but, unfortunately, I can’t answer for sure. I think you understand that the situation in terms of price and quality changes very quickly, literally every day. But still, I will not leave you unanswered.
Breed authenticity: can you trust?
So, the first thing that worries you is the question of the poultry farm. Of course, it is impossible to trust every household or factory, especially to private owners. I don’t recommend taking birds at all. As for your chosen option, this is a well-known company in the vastness of our state. As far as I know, even small breeding farms buy poultry from them. So, I think there’s no point in deceiving them.
Verify the authenticity and purity of the breed to determine the eye is very difficult. To do this, at least, get into a special department of breeding at the poultry farm and look at the breeding lines, documentation. We have an article on this site about this breed, you can see what these chickens look like. But, I think, having personally visited the factory at the time of purchase, you will immediately understand whether everything is well there.
As for the price, it is difficult to say, it all depends on the area and the course, and other factors. But, I think, a young chicken should not be below 300 rubles. Maybe for bulk purchases less - in the region of 200-250 rubles apiece.
Now with regards to walking. These birds were bred for poultry farms, so they are well adapted to the content in cages and in small areas. I think for 1 square. 2-3 meter will be enough. If, of course, the opportunity allows, you can simply let out into the garden or into the courtyard for a walk. But where better to get young, just do not tell you.