January 19, 2023 at 7:51 pm #38130
The latest USDA egg price survey has large eggs at around $3.60/dozen in the midwest, but I also saw an article today talking about how the bird flu is still ravaging producers.January 19, 2023 at 10:27 pm #38133chocomouseParticipant
Large white eggs today are 5.29 at BJs, but still 5.59 at the local grocery. Their ad for next week says 5.09. I've given up thinking about how to save on food costs. I'm going to buy whatever I want to eat and enjoy it.January 20, 2023 at 10:18 am #38138
Fortunately, food budgeting isn't currently an issue for us, either, though our food tastes aren't that expensive anyway. But even the cheaper foods like hotdogs have gone up in price by 25% in the last year.
We just got the preliminary assessment on our house for 2023 and it went up a whopping 54% after several years of nominal changes, though most of our neighbors went up more like 10-25%.January 27, 2023 at 3:56 pm #38210skeptic7Participant
Ouch thats a lot. I haven't looked at real estate taxes recently but my car tax has gone up. I think they go by Blue Book Values and used car prices have increased. I expect the real estate taxes has gone up but I live in Washington DC suburbs and most house prices have gone up in the last couple of years.
I had to buy a 10lb bag of KAF all purpose at Kroger as they didn't have any 5lb bags today. They had KAF organic flours and whole wheat in 5lb bags. They had a lot of KAF flour during the holidays.January 31, 2023 at 12:18 pm #38280
The Wall Street Journal has a story today on how people fed up with the high price of eggs are buying chicks and raising them.
It often turns out to be a lot more expensive than buying eggs at the store, and a lot messier and smellier, too. (We had a small chicken coop and 4-5 chickens when I was young, so I know the downsides!)January 31, 2023 at 6:57 pm #38283BakerAuntParticipant
The Washington Post had an article advising people to think again if considering the idea of buying chicks to counter the egg shortage. It mentioned how difficult it is to care for the chicks, who require a special heat lamp when small, as well as other care. It also pointed out the predator problem: rats, snakes, raccoons, etc. Chickens also slow down laying in the winter, and after six years or so, they are done laying.January 31, 2023 at 10:15 pm #38286
Eggs were $3.34/dozen at WalMart today.January 31, 2023 at 10:21 pm #38287
Feed is often the killer, unless you have a good source for locally grown feed, it can cost several dollars a week per bird.
My mother was never squeamish about killing and plucking a chicken once it had stopped laying, and that was Sunday dinner.
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