Everyone has become a bit bothered by the Salmonella Outbreak that has sickened over 1,500 people and caused the recall of 550,000,000 eggs.  In the next few weeks, I will be visiting the Iowa factory that produced these fine eggs – some several million chickens.  But, is my chicken experiment in our backyard a sustainable alternative?

We spent $75.32 on the original purchase of the six chicks, food, and water and food dispensers.  I’ve spent another $148.69 on the pens I have built for them as they have quickly grown.


Now, we are into the chicken coop, which if all things go as bid, will be about $3,500 plus more.  Now, the price per egg is what?  And, then there is the Salmonella testing I will be doing.