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 Post subject: Vorwerk Chickens
PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2021 2:14 pm 
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Dapper Duck
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Hi all.
I have a chance to buy a couple of 8-9 week old chickens.
Any pros/cons for that breed? I know it's pretty rare. Estimate fair price? Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Vorwerk Chickens
PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:35 am 
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OK, still no response lol
Anyway, I bought them for $50, they are growing well, 14 weeks old now. They are a bit different both in personality and in size. As far as I know they became nearly extinct at some time.
Sort of helping to preserve the breed. Cheers


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 Post subject: Re: Vorwerk Chickens
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:36 am 
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Location: West of Bendigo
Great little chooks - bright and active/athletic - friendly - really good consistent layers. Nothing much against them - some people were having a lot of chicken mortality before they were off-heat, or as early growers. Wasn't conclusive whether some lines were a bit 'soft' or maybe just slightly less than best raising conditions. They weren't overpriced, seen the same age at almost double what you paid, but Covid did create a higher price bubble that hasn't quite burst yet. I sold all mine (bar a few and a fox took the lot) and wish I'd kept some penned separately as insurance, that was pre-Covid and they were between $50-80 then for a point of lay hen, and roosters didn't need to be offered free to move them on. Don't know about near extinction, they've always been popular in Europe/UK - in Australia they all go back to the relatively recent Avgen egg importations.

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