Good Amount of eggs per bird and feed?

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  1. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 11 hens all under 8 months old and half have been laying for two months and the other half have been at it for about 1 month. I am getting 9 eggs daily from 11 hens and they eat about 2 pounds of feed daily they do forage allot and are pretty fat ladies [​IMG] .

    I am charging $3 a half a dozen for eggs [​IMG] I love my neighborhood and all the snoody people living around here just wish I could get 30 hens and make allot of $ [​IMG] but for now its just for fun

    So will I make out alright?
    And how is my feed to egg ratio compared to yours?

    thanks,
    Henry
     
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  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on your type of feed and how much you pay per pound of feed. Add up the cost of feed for a month or week and then compare it to the amount of money you make on your eggs for the same time period. You should still be getting 3 more eggs a day, with 11 young hens they should all be giving an egg a day(unless you have an ornamental non-laying breed).

    -Kim
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    oh these are all kinda nutty breeds. The leghorns, delawares, favorrolles, EE, and amerucanas lay daily [​IMG] and the stupid marans either one is laying the other is not or they lay every other day [​IMG]
     
  4. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are young, give them some time. You probably only have one Maran laying and the others haven't started yet. The leghorns are excellent for their feed conversion rate.

    -Kim
     
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    thanks this one might be wierd of somthing she is part of the older group and they all started laying 2 months ago so IDK maybe she is some sorta transexual chicken she is big and lighter colored. HMMMMMMMM but I could have sworn I got two marans eggs in one day so maybe she started and somthing happened and she stoped I guess we will see you are right I guess I just have to give it time.

    Thanks,
    Henry
     
  6. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:holy...! *faints*
     
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  7. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:holy...! *faints*

    Oh! I missed the "half a dozen" part!! You should be just fine in feeding your flock without running into the negatives. LOL People around here would think I was really a "crazy" chicken lady charging $6 a dozen. Good for you!!

    -Kim
     
  8. aliena614

    aliena614 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No Crap!!! $0.50 an egg! can i ship mine for you to sell for me? give me $4 you keep $2 jk
    thats awesome! [​IMG]
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sounds good to me! I bet you've got your age and youthful vigor on your side to get those eggs sold too. [​IMG]

    They sold faster than hot cakes when I was your age and people were ALOT less critical than they are now since I'm an adult.

    Happy marketing!
     
  10. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    People think i am a crazy chicken guy but I am in the suburbs and what is better then knowing exactly where your food comes from I was charging $2.50 for 1/2 dozen but people said it was to cheap [​IMG]
     

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