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

    Mar 9, 2013
    I took the expected life of the coop at 15 years and divided the cost to make it and divided it to get the yearly cost; took that figure and divided it by 12 months, them by 365 for days to get a daily cost for the coop.

    Hope that helps!
  2. CalgaryFarmer

    CalgaryFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    i dont think your math is quite right :)
  3. 123RedBeard

    123RedBeard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2014

    I agree ...

    Should be coop cost divided by 15 years ... Then divided by 365 ... To get the cost per days ... Skip the month! ;)
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2015
  4. CoocoChik

    CoocoChik Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2012
    yes .. and i work form home so it is extra fun to see them
    of course when THEY see me, they look at me as if they never have eating all day! so there i go and give them more food or treats!!
  5. BacktoBasicsGal

    BacktoBasicsGal Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 9, 2013
    Yep, that's why I should always have my coffee and shower before I get online in the wee early morning! LOL Trying to play catch up and half asleep! [​IMG]
  6. BacktoBasicsGal

    BacktoBasicsGal Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 9, 2013
    I should post a video of my girls running at me when they see me - They stop doing whatever they are doing and run as fast as they can towards me. If I am outside they get on my feet, jump up on my lap or just follow me around...They love to just hang out with me or any other human really. They truly are fun critters to have around![​IMG]
  7. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks Folly, we just need to laugh!
  8. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    You are quite welcome! That's what we deal with! Laughter is the best medicine.
  9. Coop de Grass

    Coop de Grass Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, I'm fairly new to this site and just got my first chicks last June. My 9 girls are down to 7 thanks to hawks, but they are well protected now with two large runs, and the ability to go out into the wild as long as I am around.

    I think that there are lots of fools out there who are willing to take advantage whenever they get the opportunity. You did something nice, and delivered the eggs. For them to respond in that way was obnoxious, and I'm glad that you wont deal with them again.

    Your post is perfect timing for me because I am going to sell eggs - only about 2 dozen a week, and I'm not going to sell them to "strangers." I went to the local Whole Foods store and they are selling 1/2 dozen nonGMO/cage free/free range eggs for $3.79...

    I think that I might do $3.50 for 1/2 dozen.

    Time will tell. In the mean time, the eggs benedict is great!

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