Originally Posted by BruceAZ
i learned my lesson.. this is the first time for me so we started with baby chicks.. next time we will start with pullets
a baby chick is $3.50 .. a pullet $7 ?
it will save time+labor+cost
$7/dozen for organic eggs? that' a bit more expensive than here.. what about free range eggs?
good thing it didn't get to that mark.. about $220 for me (5 chickens)..
i hope for some rain so my grass will grow back for some free feed..
It was just a random number I answered him with when he asked how much all this was going to cost. Clearing the area, lumber, hardware cloth, hardware, windows, automatic pop door, brooding supplies, feeders, waterers, first aid kit, wood shavings, PDZ.
Oh, and some chickens. Then we moved, had to reconfigure a shed and carport into a coop and run. bought a good incubator, expensive hatching eggs, etc.
The chickens were the cheap part.