FEED COST PER STATE

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Cierabug, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Cierabug

    Cierabug Chirping

    Im doing an experiment to figure out the best states to start an egg producing farm in.

    If you want to help with experiment just list the ammount you sell your eggs for, the cost of a 50 lb feed bag where you live, and the state you live in.

    State: California
    Egg price : 3.5$ no specialties
    Feed price : 15$
     
  2. State: Nebraska
    Egg Price: 3$
    Feed Price(Flock Raiser): 13$
     
  3. cppeace

    cppeace Crowing

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    I don't sell eggs but in mid/southern Missouri laying pellets avg around $8.50-9.00 for 50lbs. Where I am too many people sell eggs for me to bother trying; my extras go to my dogs. I see others selling eggs for 1.50-2.00 a dozen though.
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2019
  4. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    Northport WA
    State: WA
    Egg price $0 (I don't get surplus to sell:p)
    Feed price $27 for a 15lb bag of organic Layer pellet, an $25 for 15lb scratch.
    Not great profit here:hmm
     
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  5. ChocolateMouse

    ChocolateMouse Crowing

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    Ohio
    $3.50
    $15/50lb (layer pellets)
     
  6. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

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    Eggs 2.50-3.00
    Feed $13 per 50 lbs for 20% protein from local mill.
    Layer from TSC around $11 per 50 lbs.
     
  7. HenHouse4Life

    HenHouse4Life GrandmaOnDuty

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    Mid Michigan
    State: Michigan
    Egg price: $2 (average)
    Feed Price: varies depending on type but ranges from $9-15 on an average
     
  8. Firefoot

    Firefoot Songster

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    Baltimore County, MD
    State: Maryland
    Egg price: $3-5 (I don't get enough to sell but once I did pay $10 for two dozen eggs, felt $$$$)
    Feed price: $14-18 for non-organic layer ($30 for organic)
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2019
  9. Mosey2003

    Mosey2003 Crowing

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    State: Illinois (rural North-Central)
    What I charge per dozen: $2 (many get $3-$4)
    Feed price: $13.99 for Meatbird crumble, $9.99 for Layer
     
  10. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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    My Coop
    State: WA
    Per dozen (this is what I pay when I have to buy eggs): $8, certified organic
    Feed: $30-33 for 40-50 lbs, I buy organic pellets and mash

    Honestly the same feed shouldn't cost more from state to state. It's the cost of living overall (land value, cost of services, taxes) that makes a difference.
     

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