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    I've lost count on how many chickens. I'm thinking I'm down in the 30-40 range, since my idiot neighbor's dog killed quite a few this year. Mostly, I have "mutts," (2nd and 3rd generation mixes from my previous flock of mixed breeds) but quite a few of my Giant Black Jersies survived, a few Aracauna, and one old RIR who refuses to die. She is my "pet," coming up and demanding to be picked up and petted every time I go outside.

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    I have 2 barred rock, 4 white/wheaten Americans bantams, 2 red star sex link, 2 buff orphangtons, and one blue wheaten possible a rooster I am hoping

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    I had one rooster, and I would have guessed white Plymouth, but one batch of babies hatched from him, and I got six males, each of whom looks very much like a purebreed of another breed: barred rock, RIR, Plymouth, two white/black, and one ORANGE!! I also have one male Black Giant Jersey, who slipped in among the pullet order.

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    I want a rooster so I can sell the fertilized eggs, not many people have light colored Easter eggers as there called and mine are bantams they are so cute I posted pics will have to find the post so I can put the link on here so all can see my lovely ladies.

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    Spent $240.10 today.




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    I wasn't going shopping today, but DH decided he wanted fresh veggies for dinner, so he stopped by the store when he was in town. Guess I gotta count that, huh?? Waah.

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    I will probably have to hit the store tomorrow. The bunnies must have their salad.

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    Grrrrr! I went over budget for October because the man of the house went with me. I don't know why I even bother making out a list. I ended up going over by $17.10 and that was after I saved $34.40 in Q's. I sure hope that man stays home next grocery day or I just may choke the living daylights out of him.

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    First grocery run. I spent $68.68.

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    I have spent $180 so far this month I set my budget at $350-$400 this month taking $200 off of my bill, but this amount covers, chicken feed, dog, cat, ferret, rat food, which I should not have buy again for the month so the rest goes to stock piling and what we run out of.

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    So nice to be back. I'm in for $400 this month. Unfortunately I have already spent $320, $170 of it last Sunday. I have found a great discount grocery store to go to. The prices are great. We will see if I can make it.

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    I'm up to $56 this month. Added $8 in specialty goods from an Indian market in the "big city." I consider it worth it since I live in a small town, and my DH travelled to where they actually sell ethnic ingredients so we can now make some of our favorite Indian dishes. My mouth is watering already!

    This keeping track of my budget is working wonders! I'm not just running to the market any time I feel like it. I do need coffee in the next couple of days, and that will be expensive ( and trust me, the world does not want to see me without my fix!). But, as I said, my goal was to keep track of my spending, not to limit it entirely, so I am on track so far: it's just had the side effect of helping to rein it in!

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    I spent $24.10 today.




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    I am still holding out for as long as I can, but the bunnies' salad greens will only last a day or two more.

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    Spent $109 yesterday-needed plenty.

    madhen, a friend of ds works in one of our grocery stores in the produce dept., he saves all the tossed veggies and fruit for our chickens. He even saved the 9 bales of straw from the Halloween display that they would have tossed and we now have them stored in our shed for future bedding in the coop.
    He calls when the stuff is ready and ds picks up.
    Maybe you could check with some local grocery stores and try to do the same. Sure beats the waste in a landfill and your nimals would love it. PS the deer love the bounty too.

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