What o you figure your first egg cost

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 33yardbirds, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Songster

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    Mine looking like $450, Hey but it's fun!! [​IMG]
     
  2. chica57

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    Hmmmm good question....I'm thinking $900 and I keep seeming to want to keep expanding on the landscaping for some reason-I think I just like working outside around all "the girls"!! But the 1st egg----PRICELESS!!!!!!
     
  3. freelancer79d

    freelancer79d In the Brooder

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    $300.00 - for building materials for the coop (but it was offset by me selling all my Nascar stuff)
    $12.94 - for 4 Red Sex Links, 2 Barred Rocks
    $45.50 - for feed (starter then grower)
    $30.00 - for waterer and feeder
    $5.00 - hay bale for the nests

    $393.44 till fist egg or $93.44 if the coop cost is deducted due to selling stuff...lol
     
  4. Pet Duck Boy

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    Hmm....I'd say 300-400$.
     
  5. poodlepill

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    I am using a probably $3k building on my property (that was there) for a chicken coop...YIKES

    But I sold my extra Roo's and some Polish Pairs (got $83 in total) and actually covered the cost of my initial chick cost.

    BUT if I "pretend" I didn't pay for the $3k building because it was already here when we bought the place, I am only out a $30 waterer, $25 feeder $80 next boxes and a $300 run that I don't even use because they free range all day UGH.

    I was feeling pretty good until I remembered the $300 run that I don't use.

    So $435 and I've gotten 5 eggs so far of the 16 pullets.
     
  6. Tigerjane

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    Oh man, I don't even wanna think about it
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  7. chicknduck

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    My husband told me he was happy we got our first egg because it was a $500.00 egg. So I am guessing about that.
     
  8. That makes me feel better. I had $116 into chickens, and about $50 into feed. Maybe $20 into chick feeders. The rest was scavenged. Old shed and goat pen with dishes for water were there when we moved in. BUT ask how many hours I spent remodeling said 'free' buildings...eep!
    So less than $200 in money... but the time I would say we are looking at $600+
     
  9. Pootersmama

    Pootersmama In the Brooder

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    According to the DH $400.00 (YUMMY-I always had expensive taste)
     
  10. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

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    After building a new coop and run, buying chicks, feed, etc.... It's just best if I don't think about it!
     

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