First I added up the cost of all the feed we've bought from Jan.1st to May 31st. Then I counted all the days in that time period. I did some fancy division and discovered that our cost per day for chicken feed was $1.50. Then I averaged up all the eggs we've gotten from our 3 laying hens. Two! We average two eggs a day. That means those eggs are costing us 75 cents each!
Now, does this upset me? NO!!! Because I also know that in that time frame, I've fed 10 chicks-free after store rebate- that are almost to laying age (except for the 3 roosters in the bunch which will get a ticket to freezer camp) and 5 Silkies. I'm hoping to sell Silkie eggs and chicks now that they are beginning to lay regularly.
That handy dandy journal has been so helpful! All in one place I have breeding dates, planting dates, amount of daily harvest, what I've bartered, what I've sold, what I need for next year, AND what I need to give up. Whew! What a great thing!