We all want good fresh
local eggs. But it hurts to dish out
5-7 bucks for
Many backyard egg farmers have calculated
their savings on blogs and in books.
Numerous variables come into play when
doing this, but even the most conservatve
cost estimates fall far below the retail
price of eggs.
Depending on feed type, breed, bedding,
and chicken health, you may spend anywhere
from $0.60 cents to $1.50 per dozen eggs.
Either way, your operating costs won't come
close to the cost of $5-$7/dozen that we
pay here in Vancouver for free-range eggs.
But don't take it from me; let's consult an expert:
A few quotes:
|Now Albert is assuming all his layers are in the prime of thier careers, but he always was an optimist.
Check out these websites for some other people's
The Straight Dope,
"A city is measured by many things, but
chief among them are its omelets, quiches
This guy goes to a psychiatrist and says,
'Doc, uh, my brother's crazy; he thinks
he's a chicken.' And, uh, the doctor says,
'Well, why don't you turn him in?' The guy
says, 'I would, but I need the eggs.'