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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.

      Pj Insane Mom to J, J, N, L, B, H, N, N, N, B, B, K, K, T, S, R ages 28y – 10mo (but only 8 kids at home now)

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