Courtesy of Money Side of Life, here’s a cost/benefit analysis on raising urban chickens.
According to the website, it costs $130 a year to raise four chickens. But if you want to buy the 18 eggs a week they would lay (on average, not counting changes due to weather and breed) at the grocery store, then you’ll only spend $92 a year.
Now, if you normally buy costlier organic eggs, you can probably break even, according to the infographic.
But can you really put a price tag on this?
Of course, this infographic was made in 2012, before egg prices skyrocketed due to an outbreak of avian flu. And plenty of people have crunched the numbers with different results. So there’s no reason you can’t make it work
Do you raise your own hens for eggs? How does it work out for you?
Here’s the link to a larger version of the infographic.