Originally Posted by Silver Hill
Hi Folk...if you remember I'm new to keeping chickens this year and have a couple of questions for folks that are experienced. I have 20 hens + one rooster that are 6 months + 1 week of age. I got my first egg 5 weeks ago and I'm getting 15 a day now for the past 5 days. Does that seem average or will this number go up and down? For you folks that sell your eggs, how did you go about getting your customers. My chickens are free range over 10 acres and have food, oyster shells and grit available inside the coop and out and have all been very healthy, we got them as day old and still have all. I know I can search for some answers but prefer to get the info from my GA neighbors. Thanks!
14 Buff Orpingtons
5 Black Australorps
1 Easter Egger
1 BO rooster
I made a facebook page for my eggs. Put some pics of the girls, and some pics of dozens of eggs.
I sell for $3/doz and rarely have more than a dozen at my house.
I have a few customers who buy me out regularly.
And baby donk has a name. Her parents are Mary Margaret Guadalupe and Jose Cuervo (these are the names they came with) So baby is Margarita, or Rita for short :)
Since momma donkey doesn't mind if I borrow her, I took Rita to TSC in Cartersville to look for halters.
You know the smallest horse ones, labelled 'foal' are for 100-200 lbs. Not even close!
This is a sheep halter. Doesn't exactly fit right, but the idea is just for her to be used to be handling her head. So I put it on and take it off in about 10 minutes.
And my sheep will wear it afterwards. :)