Got some figures for you today - hope your brain's working!
We've been working out some costs, I hope I can explain this right.
One bag of feed lasted us 10 days for 15 hens
During that 10 days we got 83 eggs, and a bag of feed costs £7/bag
Which means that for every egg produced it's cost us £0.08 in feed to produce it.
So, half a dozen eggs costs £0.48 to produce.
The hens cost us £5.00 each and we bought 12 at the time = £60.00; assuming after a year that they are worth nothing at all, the cost per day for 12 hens = £0.164.
Over a ten day period (i.e. the amount of days a bag of food lasts), the cost of these hens = £1.64
Divide this amount by the 83 eggs we'd had produced = £0.019, then multiply that figure by 6, to get the cost per half dozen eggs = £0.11.
So, per half a dozen eggs -
Feed = £0.48
Hen = £0.11
Total = £0.59 to produce half a dozen eggs
So by charging them out at £0.90 per half a dozen we are making £0.31.
That's all very well but that excludes fixed costs, eg, labour, housing, water etc.
It's quite an eye opener don't you think? Michael made me put the cost of our eggs up from 1st July, from £0.75 per half a dozen and now I'm glad we did.
Have you ever done figures like this, and if so what were your costings like. Did you include anything we didn't? I'd be interested to know.
Stats today -
Eggs produced = 8
One and a half dozen eggs - £2.70