Saturday, April 4, 2009

We bought chickens so we can harvest our own organic eggs

My husband Chuck had an idea so that we can have organic eggs that we can afford. Our good friend Scott has a chicken coup at his house and it was just sitting there empty. We priced it out and now we are paying around .32 cents an egg. At $6 a chicken we will break even in about three weeks and then we start saving around $8 a week.

I'll update as the chicks mature and we are able to collect eggs. I am very excited about this as are the kids. Here are some pictures of Rylee, Zoe and Talia who each chose a chicken today and named her.

Rylee is so excited, holding her new chicken that she named Carmel.

This is Talia trying to pet the three chickens, Coco, Carmel and Bette Midler. Bette Midler is the redhead :)

Zoe holding her new pet, Coco.


Guinea Pig said...

I can't wait to move to the country. Chickens are going to be our first investment. Let us know how that goes for you. Also, how many eggs can you get from a chicken, on average?

The WV word is ovigyn. That's funny.

My earthy momma odyssey said...

According to Chuck, one egg a day, however I have to confess that I did no research whatsoever so I have to trust the guys on it. They sure are messy though, chicken poop is ick.

Valerie said...

This is becoming a big trend here in St Louis too. I'd get a chicken or two, but am certain it would be stolen within the week. Life's hard when you live in the ghetto...

Mom's Place said...

I'm so jealous! Now you and my mom both have chickens!!! We found out that we are not allowed to raise poultry where we are living. The plan was chickens and Turkeys, oh time!