How payable is to raise chickens in our yards?
From the time when the Mayflower had landed to American land and the first fowls were domesticated, chickens were the most used goods civilization has invented. No matter you are raising chicken for your own purposes, as pets for your children or for getting the eggs, feathers or meat, in order not to buy them at the market, investment in raising the chicken is more than payable, regardless the final aim.
To illustrate we are giving one example. Average number of eggs that a dozen of chicken lay in one day is 8, it makes 56 eggs a week, and for whole year unbelievably 2912 eggs. If have mind that the current price for a dozen of premium eggs at the market is from 2.5 to 3 dollars, then the total income of raising your chicken would be just in eggs up to 750 dollars a year.
Let’s take a look, what is the cost of raising your chickens at home. If you are new in this business first you will have to buy your own chicken’s flock. Of course the prices vary from the breed to breed. If you are just after a hens to lay egg, to get the right breed is more expensive than to buy the breeds you are going to feed for meat. Prices varies also regarding the week of life hens are when you are buying them and they can go from one pound to ten. Based on a previous example, for a dozen of egg laying hens we need to single out up to 25 dollars. For feeding one large fowl hen for all 365 days we need approximately 45 dollars just for food, what makes 540 dollars for all flock. We need to single out some money for spent water and electricity, but we are still good at least 200 dollars for a small flock of twelve hens.
Don’t forget, this is the income we earn just by average number of eggs that are laid, and not other composed materials. We haven’t included the plus we could gain by getting the best quality fertilizer from the chickens manure that we can used in our gardens. Still we can use the meat from this flock, and feathers that can be sold out for a very good price, as they are becoming used even in a big factory chains for a development of different industrial applications.
We haven’t mentioned that chickens can even eat our leftovers, especially fruits and vegetables, which can half the amount of money spent to industrial food. When talking about benefits of raising the chicken at our own, we also need to have in mind that they can be raised on a limited space, as no other spice of domestic animals, and that they need minimal daily care feeding and cleaning. As that, raising chicken offers an incredible relationship between gained and invested and that’s why this is becoming the most popular activity among farmers but also all other ordinary people.