Yes, I realize I had gotten behind on the chicken financials. Sarah helped me catch up and got all the data input done for the spreadsheet. Now I only have to choke back a tear and post them for public consumption. I will be unable to run the year to date results for each month. This is something that totals itself from the data already in the system. Another reason to keep it up to date.
June report: I lost $63.13 for the month on an average 19.5 hens laying (I realize that I thought the chicken butler was going to end my predator problem, but that did not turn out to be the truth. I also purchased another 25 pullets at a cost of $65.05). My net income total is – $256.66 for the year . I had $62.58 in expenses for feed (250#) this month (I purchased baby food for new chickens). For the year, my monthly expenses are $118.74. We collected a total of 332 usable eggs averaging 11.1 eggs/day collected (a decrease of 2.7 eggs/day due to predator kill). My productivity for the month was 57% (increase of 4% from last month, most likely due to me keeping the chickens locked up and the weak chickens are succumbing to the predators ). The chickens ate 0.75# food/egg (a raise from last month of 63%). It cost $0.19/egg or $2.28/doz for feed (an increase of $1.08/dozen over last month). My monthly net income is a loss of $42.78/month this year (an increasing loss of $4.07/mos)
Like I said, painful. The predators and the faulty chicken butler killed me this year.