October report: I lost $17.34 for the month on an average 22.5 hens laying(a increase of 5.5 hens/day. predator issues again!). My net income total is – $275.25 for the year . I had $59.34 in expenses for feed (250#) this month. For the year, my monthly expenses are $94.85. We collected a total of 253 usable eggs (decrease of 63 eggs) averaging 8.2 eggs/day collected. My productivity for the month was 36% (decrease of 2% from last month). The chickens ate 0.99# food/egg (an increase from last month of 20.2%). It cost $0.23/egg or $2.76/doz for feed (an increase of $0.48/dozen over last month). My monthly net income is a loss of $27.53/month this year (a decreasing loss of $1.13/mos). It is slowly getting better, but winter is coming and my feed expenses are going to go up. Now there was a large increase in the cost of feed in early summer but that has gone away. I am currently paying around $11.89 for a 50# bag of layer pellets at the feed store. In Pendleton it is running around $15/bag that would add$12-$15/month in feed expenses if I had to buy it in town.