As I'd mentioned earlier this week, I had to stop by the local feed store to pick up another bag of layer feed for the girls and was prepared for a price increase given all the rising costs of everything these days.
And after filling my car up at $4.09 per gallon this morning, I knew to brace myself to pay more for the chickenfeed even as I walked in the front door of the store.
Sure enough, the price of a 50 pound bag of layena crumbles has risen 25% in the last four weeks to a total of $14.99 per bag.
Luckily, it takes about six weeks for our girls to go through that much feed, and maybe even longer now that they can spend so much time free-ranging for bugs, grubs and weeds in the yard during the summer.
I'm just glad we've only got two chooks to feed. Imagine multiplying the 25% increase in price for enough food to feed 10,000 chickens in an egg-laying farm. No wonder the price of eggs at the store has gone up so much!