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Anyone have a spare chicken??

March 16th, 2008 at 09:31 pm



I guess I'm really looking for a laying hen. Hmmmm.... guess the neighborhood association would'nt like that. Maybe I could pay them off in eggs? They are getting as costly as gold!

I have been doing an unscientific study to see who has the cheapest food. I have actually been working on a price book! The eggs at Aldi, as of now, are $1.79 for a dozen. Followed closely by $1.80 at Costco, but they must be bought in bulk of 36 eggs. Walmart came in at $1.92. Our local "nicey-nice" store is $2.67 a dozen!! I almost fainted when I saw the 18 count pack for $4.09!!!!

That is all for the egg report. I will follow up with milk and bread!

9 Responses to “Anyone have a spare chicken??”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Kathy, your question brought back a very funny memory. Many, many years ago (my first marriage) we had a couple of chickens. After we separated, I inherited all the animals...including the two chickens. Single mom, 3 kids under 6- trying to work ful time and care for a dog and 2 chickens. One morning, as I was putting the kids in thier carseats--I noticed that blasted birds walking in the street...they had gotten out. What my neighbors must have thought watching a woman in a business suit and heels running down the middle of the street chasing chickens. (have you ever tried to catch a chicken that didn't want to be caught)...I eventually cornered them and got them back in the coup--but from that day on I swore "never again"...lol. Donated the chickens and happily paid for eggs from then on! Funny memory now--not so funny that day.

  2. aevans1206 Says:

    Wow! Where do you live? At our Costco in Chi-town I paid $5.29 for 36 eggs! Maybe we need to think about relocating.

  3. aevans1206 Says:

    I'm a dork. Your bio does say Missouri.

  4. HouseHopeful Says:

    I found a local Produce stand that sells a dozen extra large for $1.99! Thats about 70 cents less than the local grocery stores.

  5. miclason Says:

    I can still find 15 eggs for $1.50, but not for long, I guess...most stores here in ES have them at $1.67 for 15 (our "cartons" have 30 eggs, and you can buy a full one or a half one)

  6. boomeyers Says:

    Oh Ray! That made me laugh! It is hard enough to run in heels let alone chasing chickens!! Smile
    Aevans, that is $1.80 per DOZEN at Costco, so when bought in the 3 dozen like you have to, I paid $5.40, so yours is even less!

    Househopeful, I guess $1.99 is in the running for "normal" prices. Are they farm fresh, or regular eggs sold at a produce stand?

    So Miclason, you guys are getting them cheaper, than here in the US. Enjoy! Smile Wonder if your chickens union negoitated a lower cost per egg than the chickens in the US (yes, I'm kidding!)

  7. dmontngrey Says:

    WOW! Last time I bought eggs (around Christmas?) the cheapest I could find was $2.14 for a dozen. Not looking good for me now, is it? I don't even dare look at prices these days. I don't eat eggs, just use them for baking.

  8. aevans1206 Says:

    Boomeyers, thanks for the math on that. I was ready to have a heart attack! Laughing...I need to relax a bit.

  9. baselle Says:

    Seattle has a number of people who take care of urban chickens hiding out in back yard chicken coops. How gutsy are you? Big Grin

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