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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Heidi, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. Heidi

    Heidi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    I sell most of my eggs at work, but there is one friend I sell to about every other week. Anyways last week when I dropped the eggs off and collected my $1.50 he said, "Boy you have a lucrative business going." I kind of looked at him dumb founded and said I profit $6.00 a month and that doesn't include the electricity from the light that now is on or my many hours cleaning, feeding, checking their bodies over, and etc.... Oh, you did notice I dropped his eggs off so I probably used his $1.50 in gas. [​IMG]
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Yeah... people think they're just soo funny sometimes. [​IMG]
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I am always astounded that when people people think you have a dollar that you have become rich with a nice steady income from the hens. They never see the work just the end result.
     
  4. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    I don't make a dime on my chickens. With the small amount of eggs that I sell it goes right back into feed. And never mind everything else that goes with it! I am sure if I sat down and figured it out I would be in the hole big time. They eat more than they put out, right now I have a good amount of chickens that are not even laying.
    But I do not have them to make money, I have them for ME.
     
  5. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I have 2 bantams and 2 red stars laying. The stars have just began and i've collected 20 so far.
    But i have a friend that i occasionally give a doz bantam eggs to even tho she is willing to pay me for them.
    I too have my chickens because i like them, not to make money.

    I have many more coming up, for some it should be anyday, most are like 16 weeks, and then I have a few that are 13 weeks and younger.
    I figure when I start getting too many eggs, I will give them away to the elderly people who live at the apartment complex where my mom and grandma live.
     
  6. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hope he was joking... Or maybe totally oblivious to the world around him.

    Where I live in NY, I can sell a dozen eggs for $5. Of course that's if my little gals would cooperate and start the laying process [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I figure they'll git around to it eventually. I relate to the gals - I had 2 children so the thought of giving birth every other day seems like a big deal to me; those big eggs coming from those little hens.

    Consider a delivery charge [​IMG]
     
  7. Heidi

    Heidi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    The funny thing is he offered to pay me for eggs when they started laying. He pays $3.75 at the grocery store. He just thought I was making lots of money or something - who knows. I do give away some of my eggs to family members and an elderly lady at church.
     

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