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Why Heritage Chicken Breeds are so Expensive in the Philippines

Why Heritage Chicken Breeds are so Expensive in the Philippines

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In the past couple of weeks, we are receiving a number of questions through phone and social media asking why Rhode Island Red (RIR), Barred Plymouth Rock (BPR), and Black Australorp (BA) chicks are very expensive and it is always hard to explain via phone or through private messages on Facebook. So, in this article, we are going to explain in detail why the price of heritage chicken breeds is too high compared to those native breeds and hybrids like Kabir, SASSO, Hubbard, Dominant CZ, and others. Before we continue, the current price of RIR dark mahogany (non-show type) day-old chicks in Luzon is around ₱230.00 to ₱280.00, while the production type RIR is from ₱130 to ₱150 (Dominant Red). Black Australorp is around ₱150 to ₱180 while Barred Rock is around ₱150 on average. For beginn...
Free range heritage chicken price guide – Philippines

Free range heritage chicken price guide – Philippines

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Many people are asking for the price of chicks and breeders so we created this guide to help everyone, especially those who are new in this industry, to provide them with a comprehensive guide on the current and future prices of heritage chicks and breeders. This guide is based on a number of data and references we collected from more than 50 breeders and sellers. If you are a breeder who thinks your birds cost more than what we have on the table, there is no law or policy that prohibits you from asking for a higher price for your birds. This guide is not bound by any law or policy in pricing. It is always your choice how much would you want to sell your chickens. For buyers, if you find something that is priced far higher than what we have here, decide with caution. You may also ...
Everything You Need to Know about the Prices of Heritage and Organic Chicken in the Philippines

Everything You Need to Know about the Prices of Heritage and Organic Chicken in the Philippines

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This piece is written as a valid response to people who are complaining about the price of heritage chicken and to educate people who want to enter into the free-range chicken raising and breeding business. Background On January 28, 2020, less than two months before the Philippine government declared a total lockdown on March 16 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, I purchased a total of 32 chicks of different breeds. This is to replace my flock destroyed by the eruption of the Taal Volcano. The costs of day-old chicks were: Rhode Island Red (RIR) mahogany (₱230), Black Australorp (₱160), Barred Plymouth Rock (₱140), Buff Orpington (₱180), and Light Sussex – Dominant CZ (₱170). I also bought 5 Beijing Fatty (You) for ₱280 each 1 week old. Months later, the price of these chicks had slight...