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Every week, people usually spend $3 on eggs. Now that may not sound like much but it adds up! So, my family and I have decided that we are going to get chickens. Chicken feed costs $15 for a fifty pound bag. That lasts two months. Also we are getting four chickens, which will give us 20 eggs a week! And all we'll have to pay is $15 every two months. I don't know about you, but we are sticking with fresh, organic, CHEAP eggs.

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September 12, 20140 found this helpful

Good idea.

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September 14, 20140 found this helpful

Hello Yes We have chickens also. I have had to buy eggs maybe three times in the last 8 years. Because they go through the "molten stage" anywhere from October thru Jan.
I love them. We have only 4 right now but there are only the two of us and yes they have names.

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September 15, 20140 found this helpful

Great idea! I wish we could have chickens but we live in the city. :(

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September 15, 20140 found this helpful

Sounds like a lot of work for eggs, but if you enjoy animals and have a place for something like this, I can see how it could be a real money saver... especially if you produce a lot of eggs and sell them. On my street there are various stands by the road in front of houses offering goods... flowers, rhubarb, honey. If there were organic eggs for sale cheaper than I could buy them at the store, I definitely would.

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September 15, 20140 found this helpful

You are certainly counting your eggs before they are laid. 4 chickens won't guarantee you your "20 eggs per week". There is a lot more to consider other than $15.00 non-organic feed before you can truly have organic farm fresh raised eggs. You'll need to make or buy a coop, you need to buy hay for the coop. You'll need to consider predator protection both in the day time as well as at night. If you live in a colder climate you'll need to consider how to keep water available for the girls when it is cold. Let's hope you chickens don't get sick either, because it can happen. All of these are monetary investments to keeping healthy chickens as well as the time it takes each day to care for them. Oh wait, you haven't bought the chickens yet either.

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September 15, 20140 found this helpful

While "xyz" has a point that there is a lot involved in acquiring the proper set-up for chickens, it is still a meritorious idea. Self sustaining, do it yourself ways of living are awesome. If you google cheap and easy ways to set up coops, I am sure the internet is flooded with ideas. And of course, don't forget to search ThriftyFun for tips! :) I haven't looked, but I bet they would have some ideas!

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September 17, 20140 found this helpful

Great idea. Our city won't allow us to have chickens... although, they are trying to get a law passed. Would love to just go outside and get eggs, instead of driving to the store.

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September 17, 20140 found this helpful

Actually, when you know where and how your chickens are fed and raised, your eating a better egg.

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September 20, 20140 found this helpful

Good idea.

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September 22, 20140 found this helpful

Don't forget to give them calcium, too.

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September 30, 20140 found this helpful

Sticking it to the system, one egg at a time.

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October 8, 20140 found this helpful

I also raise chickens. It's great, and yes, the feed is inexpensive just remember to add the vitamins. It is still less expensive than purchasing all the time. If you are near a rice storage and drying facility can usually purchase what is called sweepings to add and is even cheaper and the chickens love it. Once you start getting them on a daily basic and have an over flow they can be given to friends or even sold at the farmers market.

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October 9, 20140 found this helpful

Great idea!

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February 10, 20160 found this helpful

Having lived on a farm, and had to be the one to take care of chickens....I would rather buy eggs lol. Lots of work, expense is more than just chicken feed....have to have a coop, feeders, way to keep them warm in the winter, straw for bedding, feed, someone willing to keep things clean..etc. Believe me, it's worth a few dollars for eggs. It's not just a matter of "free" eggs....think about it first before you jump into the frying pan...: )

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February 11, 20160 found this helpful

I really miss my chickens. A skunk killed my flock. I hope to replace them soon. Having chickens is relaxing and very satisfying aside from the eggs.

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February 11, 20160 found this helpful

I really miss my chickens. A skunk killed my flock. I hope to replace them soon. Having chickens is relaxing and very satisfying aside from the eggs.

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