Just wanted to brag on my hens!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by boykin2010, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I kept track of my 10 hens egg production for the month of January and they laid 168 eggs. I got an average of 5.5 eggs a day! 168 eggs is 14 dozen so i figured out how much money my chickens are saving me a month! A dozen organic eggs at the grocery store where i live is 3.80. If i got 14 dozen that means it wouldve cost me 53 dollars at the grocery store. I paid 12 dollars for chicken feed this month so in all i saved 41 dollars.

    This isnt even counting how many dozen i sold because my family only eats about 1 or 2 dozen a week.

    Just thought that this info was interesting. Do any of yall keep track of your eggs or am i just really obsessed with chickens? [​IMG]
     
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Show off![​IMG] Good for you and your hens. They deserve a nice treat now. And no you aren't the only one obsessed, there are plenty of threads dedicated to "how many eggs did you get?" I have no doubt they could save you money. I spend extra to buy the cage free and who knows if their lives are any better than the caged ones. And you didn't say what breed your hens are. Inquiring minds want to know!
     
  3. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!!
     
  4. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had just totaled my amounts last night for Nov, Dec, Jan., those 3 months combined I got 446 from 8 chickens!!! & they just started laying in Nov.
    Those #'s make me very happy!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. lulu786

    lulu786 Out Of The Brooder

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    Woah congrats!!
    Gives me an idea to track my own chickens! Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  6. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My breeds of chickens are on my subscript. AWESOME blueberrychicken! You must have some pretty good layers. Usually when my new pullets begin to lay they lay really good for about 2 weeks then they quit for like a month then they lay normally....
     

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