$147.23 for an egg???

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  1. cc-rider

    cc-rider Baroness of TisaWee Farm Supporter

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    That's how much my first egg (today!) cost. Of course, the rest are free!
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    Chris
     
  2. mightybooboo

    mightybooboo Well-Known Member

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    Up until this year thats what it cost me to raise a tomato.

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  3. mammabooh

    mammabooh Metal melter Supporter

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    Consider yourself lucky. My first egg cost over $1000.00 (only because hubby got involved in the process since my "plans looked too hillbilly-ish)!
     
  4. MorrisonCorner

    MorrisonCorner Mansfield, VT for 200 yrs

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    LOL. Well.. that's one way to do farm accounting!
     
  5. cc-rider

    cc-rider Baroness of TisaWee Farm Supporter

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    I hear you. My chicken tractor was SUPPOSED to be a hoop-type....easy, cheap, quick. My son got involved and it has evolved into the TajMahal of coops! I'll send a picture once I get the last of the painting done (it's a little red barn, complete with "Mail Pouch Tobacco" logo on the back, and a white picket fence around the run!)
     
  6. Ariel

    Ariel Active Member

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    mammabooh,

    that sounds like what will happen on my place. I am perfectly content to clean out an ole storage building that we have and use it as a coop. but nooooo, dh wants to tear it down and start over. $1000 sounds about right.
     
  7. DrippingSprings

    DrippingSprings In Remembrance

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    I get between 100-250 a dozen for hatching eggs so that is what I thought that you were referring to at first. In your figuring my first egg cost me about 2000. 1500 for the rooster and two hens and five hundred for the pen. I watched dilligently and when the first egg was laid I went to show it to my wife and she dropped it!!!!
     
  8. Laura Workman

    Laura Workman (formerly Laura Jensen) Supporter

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    You paid $1500 for a rooster and two hens!?! :eek: Why? Are these solid gold birds?
     
  9. DrippingSprings

    DrippingSprings In Remembrance

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    Not in the literal sense they arent but I can get enough money from the offspring in one year to more than make up for the price. I can get several years breedings out of that trio not counting the ones that I raise out of them.
     
  10. cc-rider

    cc-rider Baroness of TisaWee Farm Supporter

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    What kind of chickens are they???