Friday

How Much Does This Egg Cost?



So......if the chicken that layed the egg on the left is a 1 year old large hen, that lays me an egg every day and eats twice as much
as the chicken that layed the egg on the right,  a two year old leghorn who lays an egg every other day......
Do I really have to cull the leghorn??

 
.....dr momi

Linked To:  Homestead Barn Hop

11 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i hate these kind of math problems! :)

dr momi said...

LOL...me too Tex!

laughwithusblog said...

Hmm I guess when you're paying to feed your chickens you don't exactly get free eggs. Yea! I'll tell my husband that. He keeps threatening to get backyard chickens for free eggs! lol

Candy C. said...

I would say keep them both!! ;)

dr momi said...

Esther....I say get backyard chickens. They won't be free eggs, but they will taste 100 % better!


Candy C. .....my same conclusion :-)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Of course I say keep them both! :-)

Treasures Evermore said...

I would keep them both.

Connie

Dicky Bird said...

TexWisGirl is too funny - yes, it sounds like a bad math word problem - I hated those too. Keep them both. Blessings from Ringle, WI

Mama Pea said...

Well, I think any of us who raise chickens so we can have our own eggs aren't (really can't) be too concerned about the bottom line . . . the cost of our eggs.

I feel our eggs are priceless to us. Good eggs come from the chickens we raise because we know exactly how the chickens live, eat and breathe. Wouldn't have it any other way.

Both your hens deserve a place in your Taj Ma Coop.

dr momi said...

Thanks for commenting everyone!

I think we have the luxery to keep all the hens, whether they are laying good or not right now. But, there may be a day when feed is hard to come by. Knowing the cost of an egg we produce will help us to manage a flock responsibly. Both eggs in my picture cost the same amount to produce. Both chickens will stay. However, Next spring I may get a few more leghorns to lower my feed costs. Her first year she did lay an egg a day.

Kim said...

I always feel sorry for the mama cows we have to cull when they lose a baby. But you're right: There is a cost to production.