Buckaboo Pricing Explained
Buckaboo Pricing Explained

Buckaboo Pricing Explained


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Hi fellow chicken lovers, this is the head chicken keeper, Tiffany. I’d like to take a few minutes to help you understand our prices. You’ve probably noticed that we are not as affordable as most hatcheries. That is because what we offer is a specialty, and our overhead costs are higher. We’ve invested in high quality chickens from the best breeders all over the country, sometimes paying more than $40, plus shipping for straight run chicks. I usually work 10-12 hour days to keep our flock happy, healthy, and well cared for. Offering high quality birds requires a huge investment of time, money, and other resources. Offering started pullets requires significantly more time and money than straight run babies in the 0-3 weeks range, and our prices reflect this. I understand that we may not be a good fit for everyone, because of our prices, but I’ve tried to keep our straight run costs down to make our birds more accessible for those who can’t afford started pullets.

Silkies and polish, in particular, are difficult to raise. The hens lay fewer eggs than other breeds, the eggs are more difficult to hatch, and the babies are more sensitive and tend to die easily. They are also more difficult to determine gender, so we DNA test for those of you who want females only. Again, our prices reflect the cost of the DNA tests, and remember that we have to cover the cost of tests for both males and females.

We will continue to do our best to provide you with beautiful, healthy, and unique chickens, and will also do our best not to raise prices. Just know that what we offer is not easy, and it requires a lot of time and money. Below you’ll find more examples of what we spend our time and money on!


We recently invested in some really cute rat and mouse control…


Breeding chickens means brooders, incubators, and lots of infrastructure to house and protect our flock!