do they pay for their keep?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by fowlsessed, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just wondering if your birds pay for their own feed/care from cash made selling them? I love raising them, but boy can they really poke holes in the wallet!
     
  2. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no
     
  3. connerhills

    connerhills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't plan on it.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    No way!
     
  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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  6. pigeonguy

    pigeonguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many you have. I have 28 and It cost between 45 and 65 a month. Not so much for a hobby.
    Now figure that farm fresh cage free eggs at wal-mart are more than 3 dollars a dozen and I get 10 eggs a day that is more than 4 dozen a week. Take 4 doz. times 3 dollars you have 12 dollars a week times 4 weeks in a month and you have 48 dollars so the answer is yes and no. Yes I figure eggs in my belly the same as sold because I don't have to buy them.
    In reality I get between 6 and 7 dozen a week during prime laying season. There are months that they really slow down or even stop laying so you have to average out.
     
  7. johnskoi

    johnskoi Chillin' With My Peeps

    no bucks to be made -- at best, you might be able to defray some of the costs .... if you get into it for the money and MAKE money, the birds will probably suffer for it ...
     
  8. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Overrun With Chickens

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    Hey Pigeonguy, You aren't really eating dozens of peafowl eggs? [​IMG]
    I know they don't sell a dozen fresh free range pea eggs at Walmart for $3!
     
  9. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    You can't do chicken math with Peas [​IMG] they don't lay that much...
    I have 19 birds all free ranged, ain't built a pen one for them.. i got no over head to speak of and i still don't see how i could come out ahead with them. only pea brains like us are looking for more peas [​IMG]
     
  10. pigeonguy

    pigeonguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guess that will teach me to not pay attention to what forum I am reading. OH well I can always use a good laugh. I am also sure some of you needed one to.
     

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