Elaine, the issues you mention are a real concern here. If you notice my chickens came as an addition for my market garden sales. The easiest/affordable thing I found to this point is a "balloon" to my insurance for increased liability. Next month when I renew I will ask about the eggs and eventual meat birds I plan to raise and sell this summer, those will go a processor and be inspected but I'm a bit worried about my current company's outlook on poultry. Here in the north with few farms getting a regular farm package is a challenge,,,we'll see.
Yesterday I called food pantries in the area, got through to one and donated 12 dozen eggs (had 3 customers on vacation and got backed up here,,lol) an hour after I got home the other pantry I called back to and want to BUY eggs from me every Saturday, offering $2/doz,,,,I get $3 but will gladly take $2 when there are excess. It allows me to order an additional 50 pullets knowing there is a guaranteed sale ( is this correct chicken math?). The market is here for sure in summer months and by next fall I know my year around customer base will have grown. I started this egg thing in Dec,,,,not a great time to grow a new business here,,,,lol
I subscribe to Pastured Poultry list and there is a gal in Prairie du Sac with LGD pups for sale, been raising since 2001 and will help new owners her name is Cherrie Nolan 620-770-6162 ,,,,,,,,,,,this of course only if "Nora's" breeding doesn't take. OR you need a pup right now,,,lol
Jim I do have that one BLRW pullet, she lays regularly maybe we can get together on an idea,,,,,,,,
errands to run,,,,bbl