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Well, my 120 pounds of feed every 3 or 4 weeks finally paid off! I got my first egg from the babies, a white one, small and white, probably a leghorn.

My grandson helps me collect the eggs and he carries a couple to the house. He was so excited to show Grandma he ran upstairs with it and after showing her he managed to drop it. All my profits down the drain :-(
No pets, no roosters, just grandchildren, 3 vehicles, one collapsed garage, one pole barn, one chicken coop, lots of moles i share with neighbors and a house that will never be finished......
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No pets, no roosters, just grandchildren, 3 vehicles, one collapsed garage, one pole barn, one chicken coop, lots of moles i share with neighbors and a house that will never be finished......
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post #13772 of 16059
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Originally Posted by gpeters3 View Post

Well, my 120 pounds of feed every 3 or 4 weeks finally paid off! I got my first egg from the babies, a white one, small and white, probably a leghorn.

My grandson helps me collect the eggs and he carries a couple to the house. He was so excited to show Grandma he ran upstairs with it and after showing her he managed to drop it. All my profits down the drain :-(

Kids ūüėā my sons first egg find is what my picture shows. Moments late he was attacked by the rooster (became dinner) and dropped it too.
post #13773 of 16059
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Originally Posted by gpeters3 View Post

Well, my 120 pounds of feed every 3 or 4 weeks finally paid off! I got my first egg from the babies, a white one, small and white, probably a leghorn.

My grandson helps me collect the eggs and he carries a couple to the house. He was so excited to show Grandma he ran upstairs with it and after showing her he managed to drop it. All my profits down the drain :-(
Lolol, profits? I can only figure to break even selling eggs if I can find people to pay $10 a dozen.Still it would take years. Getting the first egg is always exciting and yes I too have dropped some from my new layers. You add new ones a few times a year and it still bums one out when they lay only to see it go splat
post #13774 of 16059
Profits? Ha ha ha, been there my wife was carrying a basketful of eggs and one of the hens jumped on it, she got startled and broke 16 of em. I had my share of putting eggs in my pockets and accidental bumping on doorways, so I got mayos in pocketūüėú. Took me 2 years before my hens paid for my coop.
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Basic starter: Personally designed & built Shed/Coupe/Run: 3 Leghorns, 2 Plymouth Barred Rocks, 5 Silver Laced Wyandottes

NEW ADDITION: 4/21/15
Rhode Island Reds, Plymouth Barred Rock
Black Copper Marans & Blue Marans
12x24x7 additional run


NEW BABIES: 2/17/16
New Hampshires, Black Australorps, Amerecaunas,
Easter Eggers & Black Sex Links

NEWER YET: 3/16/16
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Basic starter: Personally designed & built Shed/Coupe/Run: 3 Leghorns, 2 Plymouth Barred Rocks, 5 Silver Laced Wyandottes

NEW ADDITION: 4/21/15
Rhode Island Reds, Plymouth Barred Rock
Black Copper Marans & Blue Marans
12x24x7 additional run


NEW BABIES: 2/17/16
New Hampshires, Black Australorps, Amerecaunas,
Easter Eggers & Black Sex Links

NEWER YET: 3/16/16
Spe...
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post #13775 of 16059
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Originally Posted by Spartan22 View Post

Profits? Ha ha ha, .

I've determined that if our girls are prolific layers and I don't have to spend another penny and if everything goes perfectly that we should break even on what we've spent so far about the year 2075. lol.png

Our coop build thread...

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088771/cheryls-hen-house

 

1Peter 5:2 Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly‚ÄĒnot for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.

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Our coop build thread...

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088771/cheryls-hen-house

 

1Peter 5:2 Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly‚ÄĒnot for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.

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:lau:gig For many of us, the terms "break even" and "chickens" should never even be spoken in the same paragraph, let alone sentence... I have ~ 8 grand invested just in coops. with ongoing costs, I will never break even... :hit  But they're "fun" to have and they do provide me eggs. :hu trade offs I guess.

 

The other day I was carrying some eggs in my shirt tail (rolled up in front to carry them in) and the bucket of feed in the other when I came back in the house... My dogs distracted me and instead of putting the bucket down, I let go of the front of my shirt :barnie half a dozen eggs discovered gravity... right over the kitchen heat register in the floor :he  The dogs were pretty excited... I picked up the shells and then let them clean up the mess. So it's not just kids who break eggs :lol: But boy, didn't I feel stupid...


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I used FF: http://goo.gl/IT5HSh Details Here: http://goo.gl/dCdw6h  Start Easy video: http://goo.gl/QP5rSx

DLM/deep litter method: http://goo.gl/YHg2p0 My old CO coop(s): http://goo.gl/v9qdFa  URL shortener:  https://goo.gl/

I owned: BOs/BAs/New Hampshires/Delawares/White Wyandottes when in CO.

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I used FF: http://goo.gl/IT5HSh Details Here: http://goo.gl/dCdw6h  Start Easy video: http://goo.gl/QP5rSx

DLM/deep litter method: http://goo.gl/YHg2p0 My old CO coop(s): http://goo.gl/v9qdFa  URL shortener:  https://goo.gl/

I owned: BOs/BAs/New Hampshires/Delawares/White Wyandottes when in CO.

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LOL....   70 dollars per 6x6 kennel panel.... 130 dollars per 6x12 kennel panel....  400 linear feet of Kennel panel  approximately 4500 dollars....  Aviary panels 100 dollars each six by six....  200 linear feet 3000 dollars.   ....  so I am neck and neck with you @Latestarter given all the other materials required for assemblage of Cage and Kennel.

 

Never mind the poultry that has gone to feed coyotes....  and Eggs to feed the ravens.   I have gotten a grand total of about 12 eggs to eat......

 

At one point I was going through 50 pounds of feed every two weeks.    Like horses You will never break even but the side effects of humor and entertainment and physical activity are priceless.

 

deb

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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post #13778 of 16059

We [send an existing pump house and remodeled the inside.. Then built a 40 ft enclosed run for our flock of 14. Hubby insulated the bldg, added a window at the back and two vents in the front for ventilation. We have hawks here so it was necessary to totally enclose the coop. Our motor home used to sit here so I made a "viewing" area with seating. Finished this yesterday
post #13779 of 16059
Well yesterday I was coming up the highway heading home and I got to strodes mills there I know you don't know where that probably is but anyways I seen a coop in someones backyard wih about maybe 14 plus hens in it, with one chainlink dog kennel and they could barley move hot he next time I am down there I am going to see if I can get some pics from the road and report them to rescue our furry friends. And they can come and take them to get them into a better home, it's a non kill animal shelter and they take pretty much all animals. But that's if I cans get pics of them cause she won't come and take them unless she can see if they are in need of help. And if she wants to see them for her self she will go and drive by and see. So what do you think I should do report the people or just let them go I just hate to see them barely able to move. And they look Ike large fowl hens, fully grown
Edited by Chicken Egg 17 - 6/9/16 at 4:00pm
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Originally Posted by Roada Red View Post

Well yesterday I was coming up the highway heading home and I got to strodes mills there I know you don't know where that probably is but anyways I seen a coop in someones backyard wih about maybe 14 plus hens in it, with one chainlink dog kennel and they could barley move hot he next time I am down there I am going to see if I can get some pics from the road and report them to rescue our furry friends. And they can come and take them to get them into a better home, it's a non kill animal shelter and they take pretty much all animals. But that's if I cans get pics of them cause she won't come and take them unless she can see if they are in need of help. And if she wants to see them for her self she will go and drive by and see. So what do you think I should do report the people or just let them go I just hate to see them barely able to move. And they look Ike large fowl hens, fully grown

Unless there is a law mandating space requirements or they are violating some other law (pet laws don't generally apply to livestock) what are you going to report them for?

I understand you might not like the way they are being cared for and believe they should have more space, but that doesn't make it illegal or give a shelter any rights to intervene...
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