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  1. #1
    Liss
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    Default Spring Chickens- Raising your own?

    We used to raise our own chickens and we really enjoyed it, for the

    most part. I noticed the other day that the chicks are in and with the

    price of eggs at over $2 a dozen here locally, I was thinking about

    setting about another chix house and raising my own once again.



    Have you thought about raising chickens for eggs or meat or both?

    Perhaps we could swap some ideas about doing it frugally- building less

    expensive chicken coups, selling the eggs, etc.



    Your thoughts?









  2. #2
    Thomas & Tracy Harris
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    Default Spring Chickens- Raising your own?


    raising for eggs, yes, can be cost effective.

    Raising for meat, usually not. Birds tend to be tougher, and more expensive in the long run.


    Thomas & Tracy Harris
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    From: Liss
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    We used to raise our own chickens and we really enjoyed it, for the
    most part. I noticed the other day that the chicks are in and with the
    price of eggs at over $2 a dozen here locally, I was thinking about
    setting about another chix house and raising my own once again.

    Have you thought about raising chickens for eggs or meat or both?
    Perhaps we could swap some ideas about doing it frugally- building less
    expensive chicken coups, selling the eggs, etc.

    Your thoughts?





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    I would raise chicks in a heartbeat! I
    have a shed I can convert into a coop and all the books. I’m on Murray
    McMurray Hatchery website regularly. I have everything except….the
    willingness of my husband to keep chickens. I’m working on him though! I’d
    like about a dozen laying hens (including Americauna so I can get the cool
    blue/green eggs) and 25-50 meat birds. I’m sure there would be a ready
    market for eggs here on the island.






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    Chickens- Raising your own?








    We used to raise our own chickens and we really
    enjoyed it, for the

    most part. I noticed the other day that the chicks are in and with the

    price of eggs at over $2 a dozen here locally, I was thinking about

    setting about another chix house and raising my own once again.



    Have you thought about raising chickens for eggs or meat or both?

    Perhaps we could swap some ideas about doing it frugally- building less

    expensive chicken coups, selling the eggs, etc.













  4. #4
    Jay Murphy
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    Default Spring Chickens- Raising your own?

    Howdy,

    I raise chickens for eggs here in So. Calif. (Norco)
    I treat the chickens as my pets, and the eggs are a bonus.
    When the chicks are young they do need heat lamps. I use lamps if they are outside, and an old electric blanket if I keep them inside. Both seem to work well.


    As for chicken coops. I have one, the chickens don&#39;t use it. They prefer to roost in the trees at night, and hide their eggs around the yard. I have most of them trained to lay in a box now, but that isn&#39;t always the case.


    Chickens will eat anything. I always give them the scraps and "doggy bags" from when we eat. Don&#39;t give them potato peals, it can kill them. I also don&#39;t give them onions or garlic, changes the taste of the eggs.


    If you are really thinking about selling eggs, get Araquana chickens. They lay blue eggs, these are known to sell for $8.00 a dozen in Manhattan. There is no true difference, but they seem to think so.

    Any broken, cracked eggs I put into the freezer. The dogs love them frozen. (Great for their coat too) The dogs break them open and eat them on their own. No need to peal the egg.


    Any other questions, just ask

    Jay
    Celtic.Cowboy@yahoo.com



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    We used to raise our own chickens and we really enjoyed it, for the

    most part. I noticed the other day that the chicks are in and with the

    price of eggs at over $2 a dozen here locally, I was thinking about

    setting about another chix house and raising my own once again.



    Have you thought about raising chickens for eggs or meat or both?

    Perhaps we could swap some ideas about doing it frugally- building less

    expensive chicken coups, selling the eggs, etc.



    Your thoughts?






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    Pj
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    Default Spring Chickens- Raising your own?

    Eggs are horribly priced now! Ours are betwee, $2 -$2.49. We have to start a whole new flock of chickens this spring, because last fall an animal (I think a dog) came in and ripped the wire off our coop and killed all but one hen. grrr Our chicks run about $4 each (pullets). If you think about even paying $2 for a meat chick, by the time you feed it for 4 months, then butcher, it's going to cost you more than buying one at the grocers. It is always good to know what's in your meat, that's one of the things I really like about raising my own beef/pork. What I dislike the most about raising chickens for meat is the mess! I hate plucking the chickens, and I especially hate when there is a pin feather accidentally left on and I take the meat out of the freezer, and there's that little white feather sticking out. gross. Amoney-saverI've been doing over the winter to get cheaper eggs is that I'll ask the dairy
    worker to check for repacked eggs in the back. They are usually .89 to .99 per dozen. The only difference is that when they have an egg broken in the carton, they remove the good ones and put them all together in a generic carton. They have to be sold as repacked.



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    Tressa Watts
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    Default Spring Chickens- Raising your own?

    I am paying $3.75 a dz for organic straight from the farm eggs

    I am vegetarian who eats eggs. (octo) but I am still concerend by the things the chickens eat so I get mine from a lady who is also vegetarian and her eggs are also organic. She is also trying to be certified for organic cheeses etc but she has to go through a "apprenticeship" program. I know it isnt budget minded...but I save in my own way by not eating meat...lol

    Tress in Wash.





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    Eggs are horribly priced now! Ours are betwee, $2 -$2.49. We have to start a whole new flock of chickens this spring, because last fall an animal (I think a dog) came in and ripped the wire off our coop and killed all but one hen. grrr
    Our chicks run about $4 each (pullets). If you think about even paying $2 for a meat chick, by the time you feed it for 4 months, then butcher, it's going to cost you more than buying one at the grocers. It is always good to know what's in your meat, that's one of the things I really like about raising my own beef/pork. What I dislike the most about raising chickens for meat is the mess! I hate plucking the chickens, and I especially hate when there is a pin feather accidentally left on and I take the meat out of the freezer, and there's that little white feather sticking out. gross.

    Amoney-saverI've been doing over the winter to get cheaper eggs is that I'll ask the dairy worker to check for repacked eggs in the back. They are usually .89 to .99 per dozen. The only difference is that when they have an egg broken in the carton, they remove the good ones and put them all together in a generic carton. They have to be sold as repacked.








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    Too bad most citified areas ban them as livestock, even if you only want to keep a couple hens. aardvark

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  8. #8
    M F
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    Default Spring Chickens- Raising your own?

    We have 6 chickens and we get up to 4 eggs a few times a week. We are hoping for more when weather gets wormer. We would also like to purchase baby chicks in April or may to use them for food in fall. We are looking for ideas where to put them. I know that the chickens will not be kind to the babies or even when they get a bit older. Any suggestions on the new chicks is also welcome.

    Melissa



    We used to raise our own chickens and we really enjoyed it, for the
    most part. I noticed the other day that the chicks are in and with the
    price of eggs at over $2 a dozen here locally, I was thinking about
    setting about another chix house and raising my own once again.

    Have you thought about raising chickens for eggs or meat or both?
    Perhaps we could swap some ideas about doing it frugally- building less
    expensive chicken coups, selling the eggs, etc.

    Your thoughts?





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