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Mechanic1987

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Mar 19, 2007
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Our chickens are 0ne year old this month; and layed very well over the winter, orders for the eggs have kept coming in and my daughter Hannah (10 yrs old, they are hers) decided that we needed some more hens. We had 5 RIR, 4 White rocks, 3 Brown Leghorn hens, 1 Brown Leghorn Rooster. So last Saturday we puchased at $2.50 each ( she picked them out) 4 Araucanas ( she wanted blue eggs); 4 Light Brahmas, 4 New Hamshire reds, 4 Silver laced Wyandotes. We will see how the egg production will be with the Brahmas and Wyandotes. The New Hamshires are suppose to be good layers. We are hoping that these do as well as our year old flock.

We are seeling the eggs for $1.50 a dozen and are thing of going up. the feed for 16% mini laying pellets is $7.50 for 50#. 5 way scratch is $8.25. So we may have to increase to get her margin up.

Has any one had much dealing with Brahmas as layers?
 

silkiechicken

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12 Years
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Jan 25, 2007
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Haven't had them, but I think they would be average layers since they are a more ornamental heavy breed.

Your feed prices look good vs here... Got 50 lbs layer for 13.99 for the 16% stuff, and 17.18 for the plain 50lb chick starter.... not even organic, the cheap stuff.
 

scgamecock

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Jan 18, 2008
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Layena is 12.99 for 50lbs which is what I like to use but I just can't afford that and sell my eggs for $1.50 to $2.00 a dozen.My local feed and grain store makes a laying mash that is $9.60 for 50lbs and it's 15% protein.With the layena I get better results with my eggs,harder shells without supplement and it seems like my ornamental breeds that are not the best layers produce more.We are talking $3.30 more per bag so I can buy oyster shell cheaper than that.
 

Mechanic1987

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12 Years
Mar 19, 2007
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Anniston, Ala.
We all know that the price of everything will eventually go up because of the fuel cost, Seems like its caught up with Ya'll quicker than us. If our price of feed was that high we would definitely have to go up on our eggs. The range eggs and organics are going for $4.40- $5.00 a dozen. We never would have dreamed that we would pay over $0.60 for a dozen eggs. But for my daughters enjoyment, I'll eat the extra cost so she can enjoy her business.
 

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