My first egg cost $714

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BankerJohn, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. BankerJohn

    BankerJohn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,
    just wanted to share... one of our girls laid her first egg today. Cost of 8 chicks, materials to build chicken pen and food: $714.


    ALL THE REST ARE FREE !!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    You got off easy.
     
  3. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like your thinking! I have been getting lots of free eggs, it was the first one that broke the bank!
     
  4. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the first egg.....just think of it as 'priceless' [​IMG]
     
  5. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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  6. Keri78

    Keri78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOVE it!!!![​IMG][​IMG]:lau:gig:lau:clap:clap:clap
     
  7. MakNugget

    MakNugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2!!!

    It feels better if you prorate over the expected number of eggs they will lay over the first two years.
     
  8. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Its all gravy from here! [​IMG]
     
  9. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, we were in for a grand on that first egg, but think of all the relaxation & entertainment we've gotten from our chickens. Cheap at twice the price (well, OK, maybe not at twice the price, but you know what I mean).
     
  10. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    There has to be a "mastercard like" commercial for this . . . . let's see . . ..


    Chicken house . . .$600
    Chicken feed and supplies . . .$100
    First egg . . . priceless!!!
     

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