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    How much do you pay for your eggs?

    Thought I'd ask. I'm now getting mine from a place that keeps free roaming chickens and paying £1.60 for 12 large eggs. Before this it was £1.15ish for 6 medium freerange at Lidl, or more at the supermarkets so I'm happy!

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    My sister has some rescued battery hens and I get their eggs for free! failing that our local farm shop has 6 free range for 85p!

    is this from our lovely Birdyboy's by any chance? wish we lived near one! how does one find out (i'm in london) where they are?

    kippy;2093377

    is this from our lovely Birdyboy's by any chance? wish we lived near one! … is this from our lovely Birdyboy's by any chance? wish we lived near one! how does one find out (i'm in london) where they are?



    Not from me I'm afraid! We haven't got enough eggs to sell really.....well, not yet anyway! lol

    I pay £1.60 now for free range from a farm shop
    6 weeks ago the same eggs were £1.20 for 12.. yes they are rather pongy ... :-D

    I've probably paid about .... ... £32,000 for the two eggs I've fertilised. Quite expensive eggs really.

    £1.50 for six at the supermarket - they're local Hampshire produce apparently. I have a butchers round the corner that often does free range duck eggs 6 for £1.20 and they are awesome

    i never have to buy eggs as we have 50 hens and 3 ducks. I give the eggs away to friends and family.
    The price of the feeding doubled last year and that is why the eggs are dearer to buy.:x

    Liddle ol' me;2093586
    I've probably paid about .... ... £32,000 for the two eggs I've fertilised. Quite expensive eggs really.


    That was very funny .... ! LOL !

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    sophie***;2093659

    i never have to buy eggs as we have 50 hens and 3 ducks. I give the eggs … i never have to buy eggs as we have 50 hens and 3 ducks. I give the eggs away to friends and family. :)The price of the feeding doubled last year and that is why the eggs are dearer to buy.:x



    :thumbsup: Been hearing lots about keeping your own hens (or poor ex-battery hens) lately. Very interesting, and might be something I'll have to try in the future.

    Yes I've noticed egg prices in the supermarkets creeping up a lot lately. I'm now v. happy to be getting them direct from the farm and knowing the £1.60 goes right back into the organisation (it's a charity, so all for a good cause)

    sophie***;2093659

    i never have to buy eggs as we have 50 hens and 3 ducks. I give the eggs … i never have to buy eggs as we have 50 hens and 3 ducks. I give the eggs away to friends and family. :)The price of the feeding doubled last year and that is why the eggs are dearer to buy.:x



    Lucky them - I hope they return the favour by buying you feed sometimes. What do you feed them? Corn pellets?

    Liddle ol' me;2093586
    I've probably paid about .... ... £32,000 for the two eggs I've fertilised. Quite expensive eggs really.


    That was cheap Liddle ol' Me ... if I take into account the cost of 1 wife + 2 children thats probably over £1,000,000 so far and still counting ... I could have been so rich lol :-D

    They get fed corn and layers pellets. We buy a ton of corn from a local farm once a year.
    Chickens do not lay eggs all the year round, they stop laying for about 3 months in the winter, it's only deep litter chickens that lay all year as they have constant lighting in the winter.

    £1.30 for 12 eggs from local farmer, definately free range.

    he also can't sell for 8/12 weeks a year so i get from farmers market during those months, they're ok but not as good and they cost a bit more.

    GoDutchGo;2093868

    That was cheap Liddle ol' Me ... if I take into account the cost of 1 … That was cheap Liddle ol' Me ... if I take into account the cost of 1 wife + 2 children thats probably over £1,000,000 so far and still counting ... I could have been so rich lol :-D



    Yeah, I'm pretty tight; buy all their toys on here - lol - on the 2nd point: ahh, but think of how poor you would have been with all that cash and nobody to love

    sophie***;2093870

    They get fed corn and layers pellets. We buy a ton of corn from a local … They get fed corn and layers pellets. We buy a ton of corn from a local farm once a year.Chickens do not lay eggs all the year round, they stop laying for about 3 months in the winter, it's only deep litter chickens that lay all year as they have constant lighting in the winter.



    Thanks for that. probably good for your family's cholesterol levels that they those birds do take a break!

    Liddle ol' me;2093915

    Yeah, I'm pretty tight; buy all their toys on here - lol - on the 2nd … Yeah, I'm pretty tight; buy all their toys on here - lol - on the 2nd point: ahh, but think of how poor you would have been with all that cash and nobody to love :)Thanks for that. probably good for your family's cholesterol levels that they those birds do take a break!



    Don't you love me any more? :x

    lol we hardly ever eat eggs, probably because we are sick of the sight of them

    We pay £1.80 doz for free range eggs from a local farm where you have to be careful how you drive into because if you go too slow they try and mug you!

    We used to keep chickens & ducks - I don't half miss the chickens. Believe it or not they are great characters. We used to save the days vegetable trimmings in a bowl in the kitchen and it was not unusual to walk into the kithen to find half a dozen of them in the kitchen waiting for the best pickings (or should it be peckings?) and that is dispite having three dogs and two cats loitering in the house.

    Their favourite though was the left over maggots from a days fishing, we never had trouble caging them in the evening when they were on offer.

    Almost got a tear in my eye thinking of all the fun of keeping chickens.

    Nothing quiet like a free range egg in the morning.

    Liddle ol' me;2093586
    I've probably paid about .... ... £32,000 for the two eggs I've fertilised. Quite expensive eggs really.


    classic lol. reminding me not to have kids eh ...

    hens can kick back and think of england ... lol
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