February's Numbers

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by KikisGirls, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. Less than $10.00

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  2. $11.00 - 20.00

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  3. $21.00 - 30.00

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  4. $31.00 - 40.00

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  5. $41.00 - 50.00

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  6. $51.00 -60.00

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  7. $61.00 and up

    2 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    8 Hens (brand new layers)

    141 Eggs collected

    60 Eggs given away

    1 50lb. bag of feed ($12.91)


    Total cost for the month..$12.91
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    1 pen of 3

    7 young hens

    162 eggs collected(13 1/2 dozen)

    sold all but 3 dozen


    did not keep up with the feed because of other pens, and they free-range 1/2 the day.
     
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  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    I was wondering if others kept daily numbers (eggs in/out)
    I haven't sold any eggs yet (not sure if I will)...but I know if I HAD sold the 5 dozen I gave away it would for sure have covered my feed costs.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Can't do your poll as there is no option to fit my 'bill'.

    I do my accounting 'by the bag',
    but the month of Feb evened out as they went thru a 50# bag every two weeks.

    19 mixed age females, not all are laying I don't think,
    highest daily egg count was 13 (ranged from 5-13).

    233 eggs collected.
    192 eggs (16 dozen) sold.
    I ate all the 'dirty' ones, I don't wash eggs for sale.

    2 bags of crumble and partial bag of scratch cost ~$44.
    I came out about $20 ahead in Feb, Jan cost me about $10.
    That does not take into account the supplies I buy,
    haven't counted every single supply penny(will this year tho),
    but I've come out abut even over the last 3 years,
    which was my goal when starting chickens.

    I don't figure in coop and run costs...that fell under hobby/entertainment :D
     
  5. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    I am accounting for every penny. I want to see my "real/exact" numbers for a year.
    I had supplies (hay, shavings and some eye drops) left over from last month so I didn't actually buy them in Feb.
     
  6. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    Im trying to figure out if I can edit the poll...
    I didn't even think to add a ..."coming out ahead" answer. Thx!
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I am keeping track of every supply penny this year, but won't figure it in until end of year.
    I find it kind of silly, or maybe just inaccurate, to account for something that is not used up month by month.....
    .....bales of shavings, hay, straw, PDZ lasts for months.
     
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  8. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    I agree.
     
  9. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    OK, If you give your eggs away----exactually how are you keeping up with the money part?

    In 2014/2015 it got up to costing me around $200 per week in feed, but I was selling eating eggs, hatching eggs and hatching 1000's and 1000's of chicks and selling them, plus growing out 100's of pullets and roosters and selling them. With 67 pens and up to 1232 chickens at one time, plus hatching some times 200 to 300 chicks a week-----I could not keep up with the cost. I could barely keep up with rest----LOL
     
  10. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    Well I think Im a little confused with you question.
    I want to know how much it cost me to feed my chickens plus house/supplies such as hay and meds.
    If I give the eggs away eggs that has not cost me any more than what I have already paid to feed them to begin with, right?

    I got chickens for the eggs for my family.
    I have no problem giving the extras away.
     

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