I have half heartily tried to sell eggs in our community but we never sold the first one. I know I could be aggressive and sell them but I never really wanted to. We have been giving them to our neighborhood. As far as egg production I am getting a little less than 1 doz a day. Our family may eat 2 doz a week. So a surplus about 5 doz a week. Here is our plan. We want to have a Egg ministry. Dont laugh... This just might do some good. First we gather the eggs and package them in egg cartons with stickers that have GODS WORD on them. Who knows... maybe someone who has never read a word of the Bible before could for the first time read Gods Word from one of our egg cartons. Of course they are free as long as they last. We could also target houses where we think there could be hunger.. that is not always easy to see but God can lead us how he want us to distribute.
We have prayed about this and feel like we are being called into this egg ministry. We are considering increasing the flock to be able to reach more people. In fact we have one broody to hatch on Tuesday and my Dads incubator set with 40 or so eggs also. I posted a wanted ad in the local freecycle and one lady has agreed to donate some building supplies that they bought and never used(I didnt post what I needed the building material for).
Our familys budget operateds from week to week and is often tight. One quick observation is that as our flock increases so will the feed bill. I am thinking that we should trust the Lord to provide for that and if it is meant to be we will work it out.
On a side not my 15 yr old son and 17 yr old some have already jumped in and have been helping with deliveries
I would love to hear of any comments or ideas you guys may have?
(Now I am glad I never sold the first egg)
Such a beautiful idea! You know that phrase 'If God leads you to it, He'll lead you through it'. I think the same applies here. Good luck with your new ministry!