As a Chicken Tender, I raise some of the happiest chickens on the planet.
And as an analytical data tender, I like to track how many eggs have been laid and by whom.
People ask me how many eggs I collect in a week, and I’m a nut about calculating costs too. So I will share monthly updates on how many eggs were gathered and the average cost per dozen. Figuring out these numbers is satisfying. It’ll be interesting to see how the egg count and cost per dozen changes as we approach June where the longer daylight results in more egg laying, and then tapers down as we approach winter solstice.
I currently raise 6 layer hens. They eat organic chicken feed and garden greens, range freely, and slurp up tasty worms like noodles.
Here’s our monthly Egg Count for January and February 2023:
|Month (2023)||Laying Hens||Eggs per Day (avg)||Eggs per Week||Dozens per Week||Eggs per Month||Dozens per Month||Feed Cost||Cost per Dozen|
|Jan||6||2.7||19.4||1.6||83||6.9||$ 30.00||$ 4.30|
|Feb||6||3.8||27.7||2.3||107||8.9||$ 30.00||$ 3.33|
– Two of the reinas (2+ year old hens) resumed laying when they finished their winter molt (feather shedding and regrowth) in late Jan and early Feb. This increased the Feb egg count.
– The three bebitas (1 year old hens) laid daily last summer, but this tapered down to a rate of 0.8 per hen (or 4 eggs every 5 days) in January. This is to be expected due to short daylight.
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The dedication and care in raising happy chickens is admirable. Great job on keeping track of the egg count and costs with your hens. Looking forward to the updates!
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