Chickens.JPGWe decided to make the big move to the new chicken coop after it had a few coats of white paint in the interior.  Today we also bought:

Galvanized trash can (to hold feed) and some staples to nail down the wire – $26.37

50 pounds of feed, and larger waterer and feeder, shavings and a 100 foot roll of smaller gauge wire (trying to make this mouse and rat proof too) – $237.83

Two window boxes and brackets, 10 sacks of mulch, some flowers and potting soil – $242.87

The final bill for the coop and pen hit $4,743.53.  I have not see the bill for the interior painting yet.  They exterior will be painted soon – I hope.

Picture is of the six chickens sleeping under a heat lamp – I can’t find the receipt for that yet.

  • Gary Bowering

    Bill, I’m no accountant, but each of your six birds will need to pump out 791 eggs each (1 a day for 2.1 years) for you to get the price down to $1 an egg – assuming all feed from here in is free. Those chickens live better than me!

    You will, however, save on garden fertiliser…

  • Jacque

    wow – your chicken set up cost about 4,543.53 more than mine!
    They are so much fun to have that I’m sure you’ll find they’re worth every penny.

  • Sure hope those chickens lay golden eggs!

  • Art Davis

    Will IEH be doing weekly or perhaps monthly environmental swabs for Salmonella?

  • That is the plan.