Just counting feed, I mean. Now, don't get me wrong....I LOVE my chickens and will keep them no matter what. However, part of the reason we got them was that free-range pastured local eggs are going for FIVE DOLLARS per dozen at our local grocery. I have since found another local source that will sell such eggs to me for $3 per dozen. In a way I wish I didn't know this. I do think she says they are organic. I have done the math on my chickens, like so: Eggs per day: 2 on average (I have 3 hens) Feed per day: 18 oz. (they also free-range and get scraps) Feed costs: $33 per 50 pound bag, meaning Feed is .66 a pound or .04 an ounce, meaning Chickens cost about .72/day to feed, meaning Each egg costs about .36, meaning A dozen eggs cost 4.32. Ugh! Of course this does not include all my other costs, though I got my set-up very cheaply. I really do believe in organic. However, it is going to BUG me that these eggs are conservatively costing me WAY more than those other eggs. There is NO feed mill anywhere near me so that's not an option. I'm wondering if others who feed organic have done the math and what their costs are. I would love to find a way to make this cheaper. Obviously, I know I could go to nonorganic, of course. I may. I do not know what it runs locally but obviously it will be way less. In my mind this is only going to get worse as my hens get older and lay less. I don't think we will have the heart to cull (well, I might, but my kids will not).