Wednesday, January 19, 2011
A Geese Of A Deal
Even the eggs cost more than I was really willing to pay. I think they were $180.00 a dozen. Given my hatch rate at around 40%, that would mean I would get five live chicks. With my luck, three of them would have been ganders leaving only two hens. I am sure one of the hens would have died for some reason or another so for all that money I would end up with three males and one female. I am not being a pessimist, that's just how it goes here.
The wife scored a major find today. A lady was in need of money in a bad way to feed all her other animals decided to sell all three hens and a gander for half the cost of what we found for just one.
Bravo to the wife. Now we can set our own eggs and just maybe we can sell them for $180.00 a dozen.
Plus this lady is wanting to get completely out of the chicken, duck and other animal business, materials and all and is writing up a package deal for us. I doubt I can afford it but you never know. It all depends how bad she wants out.