Originally Posted by gamefowl-layers
- I live in Littlerock, CA
- 1 dz of brown large eggs cost $6+ at my local grocers.
- 1 acre land
- Nearly no one sells eggs. I've looked on Craigslist and the only eggs are in Palmdale. (City over)
- Don't worry saying it's too much work (I looooovveeee chickens so it's not a problem)
We live in California and have no problem selling our eggs. We keep anywhere from 60-80 chickens a year and production never meets demand. We have people on a waiting list.
Few things you should know;
• Hens only lay real consistently for 2-3 years. After that they'll either be pets or dinner.
• If you have an aversion to eating mature hens, but still want to raise hens for eggs then your flock will grow exponentially, as will the feed bill.
• Older hens do taste excellent if properly prepared. Crockpot or steeped with vegetables until tender, then use meat shredded or chopped. Stock is excellent.
Do not expect the meat to look or taste like grocery store chicken.
• With the small flock you're thinking about, you won't be making any money. Be lucky to break even on feed costs.