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How much does your coop cost in weeks? Mine is 28

I'm curious what the return on investment cost is for various coops is.  Use this formula

Coop Cost / (dozenEggsPerWeek* price) = number of weeks to break even

So my coop cost me about \$200 to build. I'm getting three eggs a day so thats 21 eggs a week which is 1.75 dozen. If my local price I have been paying for eggs is \$4, then I should break even in . . . 28 weeks (assuming I have free birds that eat nothing ;)

/Scott

I don't want to know.

Anne
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20 chickens - 6 BPR, 6 RIR, 4 EE, 2 Polish, 1 black copper marans, 1 silkie

No more roosters.

Anne
http://echochickens.blogspot.com/

20 chickens - 6 BPR, 6 RIR, 4 EE, 2 Polish, 1 black copper marans, 1 silkie

No more roosters.

I use a much simpler math equation than wasting all that time figuring out how many weeks..........   The way I see it, the 1st egg cost me \$360, after that, the rest of them were all FREE!!!!

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Baymule

I use a much simpler math equation than wasting all that time figuring out how many weeks..........   The way I see it, the 1st egg cost me \$360, after that, the rest of them were all FREE!!!!

I like simple math.

Life is to short to fuss and argue over the small things.
Life is to short to fuss and argue over the small things.

With that method, my first egg cost me \$1100. At \$2 a dozen, it'll take a while before I get a free one. Plus the feed being \$15 a 50 lb sack.

Unless you sell eggs or chicks your always paying for your eggs. I use to keep track of all costs (including coop and feeders) and total # of eggs. That laptop fried, but remember my cost was getting down to \$5 a dozen last spring. It's nearly spring again and only cost out last year was for hatching eggs, food and bedding so probably down under \$3 a dozen

There's so little to fear from hatching even chickens dare. In fact, it's so easy a turkey can do it.

There's so little to fear from hatching even chickens dare. In fact, it's so easy a turkey can do it.

I should have taken a 30 year mortgage on mine, at the current rate of return its gonna take that full 30 break even. I hope. Coop and run, plus waterer,chicks and grower feed into for about \$1600 before an egg is even laid. Made my own feeders still cost a couple a bucks. Once they start laying had to buy egg cartons, got a bunch for free but output was beyond what cartons were coming in. Electricity for the homemade water heater I made. So yeah just rolling in cash from the 25 dozen we sell a month.

Not even counting the electricity used to construct the coop either. I should be charging \$7 for these little orbs.

600 weeks I am thinking

Edited by duckinnut - 3/3/12 at 1:17pm

"The difference between being involved and being committed is the same as the difference between eggs and bacon. The chicken is involved. But the pig is committed"  Anonymous

"The difference between being involved and being committed is the same as the difference between eggs and bacon. The chicken is involved. But the pig is committed"  Anonymous

I live on a hundred acres. I lease the land for hay that pays my insurance & taxes. Plus puts a little reserve in the bank. I diversify I sell farm fresh eggs, organic veggies, dewberry's & quail eggs & quail for meat. I kill a deer every year along with some hogs for meat to eat along with my veggies. I'm now starting to raise bees. I expand every year. Am I getting rich nope but I can say it pays my everyday bills.Would I recommend this way to make a living nope. But I'm one busy guy.The farm is third generation  so that's a big plus.

I've pretty much built everything on the farm myself. Almost forgot I sell pecans when available. Its a tough row to hoe but I like it.

I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

Eggs don't even pay for the feed they eat.  They'll never pay me back for the coop and fencing.

Exhibition quality Blue Swedish Ducks and Gray Saddleback Pomeranian Geese,   Hatching eggs available in late winter and spring. NPIP

Exhibition quality Blue Swedish Ducks and Gray Saddleback Pomeranian Geese,   Hatching eggs available in late winter and spring. NPIP

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