I downloaded a spreadsheet program off the internet to track income, expenses, chickens, eggs, etc... So it automatically updates everything as I enter the data. That $2.00 includes me "selling" myself the eggs we collect. Our local supermarket charges $4.00 per dozen for organic eggs, so I "buy back" my eggs collected from the girls at $4.00 per dozen. That helps bring the cost per egg/dozen down. If I take out the initial cost of building the chicken coop - my biggest expense - then my eggs drop down to 98 cents per dozen. That sounds a lot better. But yeah, I don't factor in my time and effort in raising chickens. I went into this project knowing that commercial eggs would always be a less expensive option for me. I think my home grown eggs taste better, and they certainly look better than the commercial eggs at the store. But I go fishing every year and that costs me about $50 per pound of fish after you factor in the fishing license, boat expenses, bait and tackle, etc... I don't know, but fresh fish caught off the lake just seems to taste better than frozen fish from the supermarket. At least that's what I tell myself.