Gifts of the Golden Eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chazwork, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Chazwork

    Chazwork Out Of The Brooder

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    Haven been on here in a while, thought I would give you all an update. First, how long am I a new member and how do I change my status? We've had our chickens now for about 6 months and we love them. Started getting eggs on thanksgiving day. By Christmas we were getting enough eggs to give them to friends and family as gifts. We gave out 4 dozen eggs and as a joke I took the cost of our coupe and averaged that with the 6 dozen eggs we had gotten so far which made their dozen worth about 200$. We had more fun with our chickens and their eggs. Many gifts this year were chicken related. Chicken soap, soap eggs, roster covered rubber boots.egg baskets. We even got 125 egg cartons from my sister.

    The one surprise we got was a rooster! we thought we bought all hens from a place that sexed their chickens. As it turns out Gracie is actually Grayson. Our little silkie thinks he is the cock of the walk. Although we did not want a rooster, we do love the cock a doodle do. Can you have a rooster fixed? Just kidding!

    Thats all for now, will be changing my status when I figure out how.

    Love My Chickens
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2013
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome back, Chazwork! Glad you are visiting BYC again! I know what you mean about economics and chickens. I get around it by not thinking about it! Good luck to you!
     
  3. hennotrooster

    hennotrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had the same thing happen to us we bought 6 chicks thought they were hens one passed 3 days later there was something not right with the little thing it walked in circles and pecked the ground between and behind it's legs, spoon fed it the whole time 4 crowed and were huge birds so we took them back to the feed store and picked up 2 chicks (hens [​IMG]). We kept the smallest of the original 6 (it was a third smaller than the other 4) thinking it was a hen well needless to say it cock a doodle dooed a week later.

    My husband looks at the cost in this manner..the girls keep the bug/spider population down (exterminators) they mow the back yard (free gardening) they have turned over the mulch and trenched around the trees for him and they provide him with fertilizer not to mention we always have 18 eggs in the fridge, and they also keep us entertained. I guess there is a barter system going on we provide room and board for their labor.
     
  4. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Ohio.....glad you are back. I would not take a million for my roosters. I love them
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] You will have to post more before you get upgraded [​IMG] Here's more on the titles and how they change:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...s-what-are-they-and-how-when-are-they-changed

    You can also purchase a Golden Feather or Platinum poultry membership. The site actually has a special offer on those now:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/737177/gfm-ppm-free-byc-2013-calendar-offer

    Oh and you can actually have a rooster "fixed", they are called capons after being castrated. They're usually not quite the same after....
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    I think my cost per egg is around $20 or so [​IMG]
     
  7. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!!! Glad you joined. [​IMG]
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Is your rooster broken? [​IMG]
     
  9. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Idaho!
     
  10. chickenlily13

    chickenlily13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Keeping track of expenses from start to finish , there will be a golden egg somewhere I hope! If you count your time also then forget about it , those eggs better taste good! ha
     

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