Baby chicks typically cost from $1 to $5 each, while young hens that lay eggs may run from $15 to $25 each, as of 2015. Female chickens usually cost more than males, and rare chicken breeds may cost more than standard breeds.
Barred Plymouth rock and silver-laced Wyandotte chicks usually go for $2.50 to $3.50, while Rhode Island red and black Australorp chicks may run $3 to $4 each. The website eFowl.com offers baby chicks for sale, with a minimum order of 15 chicks required. The site sells chicks for as little as $2.60 each for red broilers and jumbo Cornish cross chicks and offers free shipping on purchases of 25 or more chicks.