Egg farming in georgia?

kdolly87

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Hey y'all! Ok so I'm thinking about taking my hobby to the next level. I want to raise laying hens and sell the eggs at farmers markets and so forth. Does anyone in georgia know how I go about getting certified to do so? I know there are lots of stipulations to homing, maintaining, and selling farm laid eggs from a private farm. I just need to know how to get started.
 

Judy

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A few years ago, I read somewhere that there is a written test that must be passed to get certified, but the state had stopped administering the test.

I would check with my county extension office.
 

rebelcowboysnb

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You will have a time getting legal. It is a mess an unless you build a big factory farm you wont ever recoup the investment. Standards are pretty much the same as factory farms. An at least in my part of the state I have never seen a factory egg farm ether that sells eggs to eat. They are all producing eggs for hatcheries.


Anyway, you need a USDA egg graders license, a egg grading room with hot an cold water, separate refrigerators, a refrigeration truck for transportation.
 

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