Cost per Egg

Initial cash outlay March 28, 2010

  • $13 for five pullet chicks
  • $9 for 2 red-tint heat lamp bulbs
  • $9 for heat lamp
  • $5 for water bottle
  • $8 for starter chicken feed
  • $20 for wash tub
  • $4 for feeder

Total with tax – $71

Chicken Coop Supplies April 3, 2010

  • Assorted lumber, nails, hinges $30

One used yoga block  $12

50 pound bag of 20% starter feed May, 2010 $9

15 chicken automatic feeder May, 2010 $12

3 gallon automatic watering bottle June 2nd, 2010 $20

5 pounds pullet-sized crushed oyster shell June 12th, 2010 $5

50 pounds 16% protein layer feed, June 2010, $11

50 pounds 16% protein layer feed, September 2010, $12

5 pounds pullet-sized crushed oyster shell, October 17, 2010 $6

Electrical cord for light, heat, ice prevention during winter, October 13, 2010 $16

Light and bulb for winter inside coop, October 13, 2010, $20

Winter water system, November 3, 2010 – $40

50 pounds layer pellets, November 6, 2010 – $12

CURRENT TOTAL – $276

FIRST EGG EVER –  July 13th, 2010

First day of 5 eggs (perfect score!) – July 29, 2010

EGG TOTAL as of November 7, 2010 – 507

COST PER EGG as of November 7, 2010 – $.54 per egg, $6.48 per dozen

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4 comments on “Cost per Egg

  1. mom says:

    This is the greatest!!! You should graph the cost of the egg as it goes down. It is really fun to keep up with your blog. Will you actually eat the first egg? love, mom

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  2. Greg Creasy says:

    Might be an expensive egg…but you don’t have to make an extra trip to the school when you need just one egg and you are actually going green by not purchasing your eggs in a carton!

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  3. kenlocke says:

    thanks, Greg! you are right; and thanks for reading!!!

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  4. manyscars says:

    It’s well worth it! You get to play with chickens! I wanna come play some time! =)

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