I was doing the dishes this evening and was thinking about what it would cost to replace a hen if one was killed by a neighbor dog. Of course, since I am only doing meat birds these days, it is purely theoretical. So if you have a bird that is at laying age and she is producing eggs at a rate of 5-6 eggs per week and she gets taken out by the neighbor dog, what would be a suggested replacement cost? Do you figure in the cost of the eggs that you would lose until you had another similar bird up to laying as well as the initial cost of the bird and what you will have to pay in feed for the new bird? I was just wondering what would be considered reasonable.