MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Is it cheaper to raise chickens and hens in your backyard to produce eggs?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Is it cheaper to raise chickens and hens in your backyard to produce eggs?

Eggflation has taken the country by storm lately. With eggs averaging around $5.50 a dozen, and closer to $10 for a dozen organic eggs, some people are thinking that maybe they should produce their own and get into the chicken coop business to save some money.

The maximum cost to raise chickens in your backyard will be about $69/month, for a flock of 5 hens, kept for 5 years. This includes the birds, feed, bedding, a brand-new high-quality coop, and miscellaneous costs like medicine, pest control, and feeders and waterers. It’s A LOT of work.

So even with the price of eggs being high, it’s still cheaper just to buy them at the store.

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