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Do you chooks pay for themselves??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by huntsman, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. huntsman

    huntsman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2010
    South Africa
    Just curious to learn if your eggers (is that the correct term?) earn their own keep, and if so, how many does it require for them to be self sustaining?
  2. line-rat

    line-rat Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 7, 2007
    west central ohio
    Yeah. Right!!!!![​IMG]
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I refuse to do the math, because I suspect that the answer is no.
    Ignorance is bliss [​IMG]
  4. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    I have 60+ birds right now.
    I don't even come close to "breaking even" when it's all said & done. The only chickens of mine that come close are the silkies & mille fleurs... and only when their hatching eggs sell.
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    NOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL I have changed my program and have bred alot of different breeds and well no, they don't pay for themselfs, and right now thats ok I guess.

  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    Mine do about 8 months out of the year, the othe four months are out of pocket.

    I purchased a bunch of equipment last year, so I am hopeful that I may break even this year. (except they will never pay for the expense of the barn we built for them)
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Mine pay for their feed and that's all that's asked of them.
  8. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2009
    Santa Cruz,CA
    Quote:same here, I guess they earn their stay by being keeping me busy and avoid spending money elswhere!!![​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2010
  9. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    They pay for their feed and are slowly digging themselves out of the coop building hole.

    BUT we just added an incubator and all the accoutrements that go with that so the hole is a bit bigger now [​IMG]

    Still better than a dog or a cat who provides vet bills instead of financial support though!
  10. crazy_4_chickens

    crazy_4_chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 16, 2010
    HAHAHAHA!!!! I wish they did! [​IMG]

    I had 72 layers and lucky for me i wasn't paying expenses...

    now i switched to breeding... i hope this might work. lol [​IMG]

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