|Come to find out I despise this particular chicken
- Total eggs laid, 2012: around 394 (we may have missed a few entries)
- 6 X 50lbs. of chicken feed at $20/bag = $120
- 3 X 5lbs. of chicken scratch (i.e. cracked cord) at $3 per 5lbs container = $9
- Let's say, $40 in fence and posts for the run we built out this year.
There's a lot of variance in this chart. This is due in part to a handful of bouts of broodiness as well as losing old Red and having to raise the pullet we acquired to replace her. As mentioned above, we've read that egg output is dependent less on the cold weather and more on the position of the sun in the sky. Well, this chart doesn't really validate that notion. So, I don't really know what to say about that. All in all, I had a notion that there would be large swings but not like this. I have no idea what to make of it.
Note, the low spot in May was a result of one broody hen and another pullet not yet old enough to raise eggs. So, I was essentially feeding birds for the hell of it. We actually had to buy a dozen eggs at the store, which was kind of insulting.