Well, I thought I would put in some volunteer activity on behalf of all the neighbors out there who are raising backyard poultry and collected a little market research on what those eggs your hens are brooding on will fetch here in town.
Here is a bunch of conventionally grown chicken eggs, as the first case study, which are being sold for fifty cents each. That's $6 a dozen, home gamers.
These would make a great omelette...and they are priced at 75 cents a pop.
Like so many (including the author of this blog post: http://www.tamaraduker.com/2009/07/how-many-people-does-an-ostrich-egg-omelet-feed/ as it turns out), I've often wondered about the substitution of one of these ginormous eggs in a recipe for regular chicken eggs. Turns out one ostrich egg will substitute for two dozen chicken eggs.
Doing the math, that is $15 per (chicken egg equivalent) dozen.