Bought my 6 chooks for $24 (plus $6 travel). Sold 3 for net $40 so have ended up with 3 free chooks and $10 profit. Eggs have now totalled 155. Free range organic sell for $5.69 half dozen and mine taste better and are fresher so must be worth $1 each so my investment of $162 has now broken even and I still have enough chooks and the coop. The secret is to keep the costs down by sourcing cheap or free inputs.