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The Chicken Trading Post


We CAN'T trade our hens for other breeds of chickens or your unwanted roosters. Because hens lay eggs and roosters don't lay eggs. (Yes some people ASK me to trade roosters for hens...!) Also, for the safety and health of our chickens, we never accept trades for poultry. Trading for poultry that we did not raise ourselves may bring in unwanted bacteria from other flocks. Blue Star Ranch wants to ensure the health of our chickens!!!  
At Blue Star Ranch you can either pay for your chickens or trade things for them. We now take most debit or credit cards for products and poultry (1st time customers cash or barter only for chickens) We trade chickens based on our needs and the value of the items you wish to trade. Here at Blue Star we are embracing the "new" concept of bartering. We BOTH WIN! You may have a talent or skill that you want to trade for your new flock of hens. Or maybe you are in the service industry. Perhaps there are old hobbies that are collecting dust on your closet shelf. Some folks even pay high storage fees every month for stuff they no longer need. What ever your reason, trading for poultry may be the answer for you.
Bartering is older than money. We don't haggle on prices. And we will both walk away happy! You can choose the breeds of chickens that you want and ages, we get products or services in return.

Lets Swap or Trade
If your family needs chickens and price is a concern, or if you like good old fashioned "swapping!" consider bartering/trading for up to 50% and cash for remaining balance 50%. In some cases, we will barter/swap/trade for 100% Most folks have a few unwanted items in storage.
We will trade for almost anything we need or want of value. Garage sale items, groceries, pet foods, frozen foods, movies/dvd, hay, firewood, home made items soaps, candles or crafts, or services from your business, farm labor, lawn mowing, garden items, tools, electronics, video games, working appliances, furniture, clothes or any storage or unwanted items.
Coin or stamp collections, watches, rings, jewelry, (with written appraisals or estimates) Fresh grown fruits and vegetables (for home canning) farm raised beef or pork or other. Call and see what we need, and may be able to trade/barter.


Baby Chicks
Up To 1 Month
$10 Each
1 To 2 Months
$20 Each
3 To 4 Months
$30 Each
4 To 6 Months
$35 Each
7 Plus Months
$40 Each

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Our prices are subject to change without notice!








A chicken can grow fast and eat nearly 100 pounds of feed by the time she starts laying eggs. Its costly to feed a chicken for 6 to 8 months and provide labor and medical care too. Our prices reflect these costs.

If you grow out your OWN chickens from a chick, your costs can be actually more then the prices of our full sized hens!

So most hens will lay 5 eggs a week (on average) for 3 years! this adds up to about 65 DOZEN EGGS with a value of eggs at $390.00 (fresh farm eggs are $6 a dozen)

This is what YOU get for a $10-$35 pullet/hen! Take good care of your hens!

Costs Of Growing Chickens

The prices of feed, medicines and supplies keep going up and up even higher still..... Some sellers breed and sell chickens as a  "bargin deal" for $10 or $15 a full sized hen. That seller is really losing money, Many of these "backyard breeders" are putting themselves out of business by not adding up the real costs of raising chickens! Those sellers are here today and gone tomorrow! Also, Some chicken owners want to sell chickens "fast" at a bargain deal.. (beware of these sellers too because they are selling their poultry cheap for a reason!)