Friday, March 02, 2018

Back Yard Alternative Investing

Yesterday I took a small amount of the funds that I have earmarked for investment and I put them toward an investment of a different sort than what I typically do:


These are Barred Plymouth Rock chicks. It cost me $9.80 for the three of them. In about six months they'll begin laying eggs, which in the grocery stores around here sell for about .17 cents each ($1.99 per dozen, typically). I can probably expect between 18 to 21 eggs per week from these three for about two-thirds of the year, saving me the cost of buying eggs from the store (which are also pretty bland tasting - farm fresh eggs are so much better!), as much as $104 in savings each year. Figure that I might spend $50 on supplemental and winter food for them (during the spring and summer there's plenty of bugs for them to eat) and I'm looking at a net of $54, or an annual rate of return in the range of 550%. And that's assuming I don't sell any of the eggs!

I wonder how many hedge fund managers are going to start keeping chickens now...

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