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What does a dozen eggs REALLY cost to produce?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BacktoBasicsGal, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. BacktoBasicsGal

    BacktoBasicsGal Out Of The Brooder

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    I am with you there! When figuring out costs, you might as well include everything because as we all know, nothing in life worth having is ever truly free. [​IMG]
     
  2. CoocoChik

    CoocoChik Out Of The Brooder

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    i agree 100% - if no one is willing to buy healthy great eggs here , as you say .. they are welcome to go to the store and buy 'cheaper-less quality' eggs... and i might add - those come from chics that are caged 100% of the time all of their life ( awfull -terrible!! ) i saw a show on history Chanel called Modern marvels and there i saw how the keeps the poor chics.. they never see daylight !!

    I don't eat breakfast at restaurants any more....
     
  3. BacktoBasicsGal

    BacktoBasicsGal Out Of The Brooder

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    I too feel bad for chickens raised in those conditions. Watching how chickens interact, forage and run around is only half the fun of owning them. I think we get the better end of the bargain because having those golden yolked eggs are simply delicious and packed with all kinds of healthy stuff- Yum, think we will have a nice custard for dessert tonight!
     
  4. MadAnt

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    If you are not an egg-farmer, just don't bother with "casual customers". Just don't.
     
  5. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    TO ALL OF YOU ON THIS THREAD: ENJOY! [​IMG]
     
  6. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    Mutt farm, THANK YOU!!! I'm still laughing! She's right on, and could have added more! Mary
     
  7. beginnergirl

    beginnergirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it's amazing how much fun they have foraging and running. I LOVE watching them. I really hate the factory farm conditions.
     
  8. DianaMallory

    DianaMallory Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have to go to the list and see what they included in their cost. How do you add your coop to the list? I only charge 2.00 dollars a dozen for my eggs.
    I mostly give them to family, and sell enough to pay for a bag of feed for a month. And if they bring me their old eggs cartons I will sell them for 1.50 a dozen. I have never had to buy cartons. Lately egg production has dropped off, my girls are molting. I have had people hounding me for eggs. After looking at the prices of eggs, I understand why! In the grocery, fresh brown eggs are 3.99 a dozen. And we all know they are not fresh! They are blaming the bird flu on the increase, but I think we have a lot more chicken people out there and they just are not selling like they use to.
     
  9. BacktoBasicsGal

    BacktoBasicsGal Out Of The Brooder

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    That was funny! Thank you for posting! [​IMG]
     
  10. BacktoBasicsGal

    BacktoBasicsGal Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone who has chickens have their own entertainment network! They are funny to watch their antics...they are always doing something. I can't imagine how life is for battery hens - too sad to even think about actually....[​IMG]
     

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