How much are laying hens or even any chickens? Because with the husband we want to get these birds. (Yuliya)
The price of chickens depends not only on the breed, their productive purpose, but also on the region of your residence. In principle, I can say the average price, which is set on the bird of the most popular species. For example, adult laying hens of breed Loman Brown can be bought for 380 +/- rubles. If you are new to the poultry industry, then these chickens will suit you well as domestic hens. However, as far as I know, buying a bird on the hands or lesser-known breeders can be much cheaper - from 130 (wholesale) to 190 rubles.
I will say right away that good laying hens of both domestic and foreign selections are expensive. But there is an option to buy not adults, but chickens. Then it turns out much more profitable if properly care for the young. For example, the price of chickens of various breeds ranges from 60 to 100 rubles. It depends again on the breed, region, place of purchase.
An adult hen on hand can be bought for about 100 rubles. But in this case it is necessary to take into account its age and state of health. The bird must be active, with a bright red crest, deep body. To the touch the body and the abdominal cavity should be elastic, but soft. For further breeding, it is desirable to purchase a bird from experienced breeders.
I would also advise you not to take a large population immediately. To get started, buy a little - 5-7 pieces. See how they will feel in your household, whether it suits you. Only after weighing all the nuances, you can safely engage in domestic poultry. Do not forget to read our publications; you will find many valuable tips and recommendations in them. Successes!