Wednesday, March 19, 2008

16 eggs

We had 16 eggs yesterday!! Five of them from the new flock! So exciting.

On a not so exciting note...the rooster was up and crowing at 615 this morning. What the heck? It was 40 minutes before sunrise!! He stopped for a bit and then started up at the normal time but that was ridiculous.
James leaned over and said, "we can eat him".


Mimi said...


16 eggs, whohoooo.

Matt said...

Yeah, Baby! Those hens can LAY!!!

Just because you can eat a rooster doesn't mean you should eat a rooster. Unless, you are going to make soup. But you probably already know that.

Matt said...

If you don't mind me asking, what is your rate on investment for 16 eggs? I'm guessing that if you get that many eggs every day of the year the egg production covers 1/3 to 1/2 of a mortgage payment.

My wife and I are thinking about buy agricultural land near Eureka,CA and eggs are something we might like the farm to produce.

Susan Sophia said...

Starting in January I created an excel file to calculate exactly at what point I will break even and start making profit on all my animal products. That was until the computer died. Since then I haven't been able to keep track. The computer we are using doesn't have that file on it. I hope to get it back soon to enter all my numbers which I have been writing down on paper now.
I sell my eggs for $3/dozen. Once the new flock starts laying consistently we'll have about 6 months of an egg a day...which equals about 3 dozen eggs a day! We currently have a waitlist for our eggs. They sell like hotcakes! I recently saw in the store that the cheapest egg available (white, nothing special about it kind of egg) was running $2.69/dozen. I might raise my price for the eggs.

Matt said...

Yes. Raising prices is the thing to do if you have a waiting list.

The waiting list makes me think your eggs are gaining status symbol value. You'll know for sure when you raise your prices. If you raise prices and demand continues to increase you'll know.

Suggestion: Publicize that you are raising your prices because of quality and demand. Value is perception.

Liz in Seattle said...

I can just hear James... :-)