Saturday, 6 April 2013
Free chooks aren't cheep!
The girls gifted us 20 eggs in their first week and seem set for a similar effort as their second week draws to a close. When they arrived we bought some pet hay and a small bag of pellets from one of the local pet supply shops - as an interim measure, cos we hadn't done much preparation beforehand.
Yesterday we bought 20 kilos of organic grain mix from a local farm and a bale of straw from a livestock supply company. Both should last well over a month, which would equate to around $1.00 a day for our girls' food and bedding, praps less when the actual figures are known.
Keeping them safe is proving far more expensive! To date the fencing purchases tally $570.00 (and we are not yet done) - that's $142.50 per chook, so far!! The old cliché of not being able to put a price on happiness does ring very true though. We are certainly a much happier Hamby family since being gifted the chookies!