Are Barnevelders rare?
Quality, well marked Barnevelders are rare and expensive chickens but you can find hatchery grade specimens at quite a few places.
Quality Barnevelders are difficult to find as a lot of breeders that exhibit their chickens don't tend to sell them, and if they do they never part with their best specimens.
Below: You can sometimes find good livestock at auctions.
You can find Barnevelders to buy:
- From specialist breeders.
- On websites and forums.
- Buy chicks from a hatchery.
- Join the Barnevelder club.
- Poultry auctions.
- Facebook groups.
- Buy hatching eggs from eBay if it is allowed in your country.
How much to pay for Barnevelders:
For the standard double Laced Barnevelder you can expect to pay from $4 for a hatching egg, from $7 for straight run chicks and $75 for fully grown birds and stock Cockerels.
For the rarer Silver Laced Barnevelder you can pay as much as $49 per sexed chick and $200 for fully grown hens or stock cockerels. I charge £60 each for fully grown large fowl silvers and £50 for bantams.
Below: Splash Barnevelders like these can easily be $100 each.