Hugh: High Egg Prices Are Prompting More People To Buy Chickens
Written by Hugh Campbell on February 6, 2023
A strain of bird flu has impacted 58.2 million birds, according to the CDC, and people are feeling the effect on their wallets! As egg prices rise, some are turning to a new solution: backyard farming.
Purely Poultry, a chicken supplier, has seen a 28% increase in sales compared to last year.
But will owning chickens offset the cost? First, you must see what the rules are for owning chickens in your neighborhood. Chickens also need coops, which can cost between $300 and $2,800 to buy, and that does not include heat lamps and soft bedding. You should also expect to spend $35 per month on feed for three hens.
As for the output? One grown hen will lay about five eggs per week