may I ask, what is a hootenanny. sound like something I need to tryWell, my whole family and I eat eggs all the time. We have omelettes, scrambled eggs, breakfast pizza, "hootenanies", and bake countless desserts with eggs. We use them in almost every meal. More than 10 hens gives us a major surplus. They were just going bad. We have 6 laying hens right now and they go above and beyond our needs. Unless your family is huge, 10 laying hens should definitely keep you in supply. If you want to sell some (how many about will you want to sell per week?) you should only need maybe 10-15 more hens depending on the demand. And if you buy newly hatched chicks now, they won't lay until spring. And if you want eggs in the winter you'll have to use supplemental lighting in the coop. But that's hard on their reproductive cycle. You'll have to get new birds every 2 years or so.
It took a lot of years. I sell a lot of eggs. Right now I have more customers than eggs. I sure hope the pullets get going. When I start getting over loaded with eggs, I take them to the swaps and sell them. The older birds are going through their yearly molt so the egg count is down.
how many chickens would i need to get 25-50 eggs a day?
I've been reading what everyone has said i probably only want enough chickens so that i can get 1 dozen of eggs a day
Do you know how many eggs your household currently uses per day or per week?2 dozen of eggs a day. (i don't think i want to sell the eggs anymore lol.)
If those are the kinds of chickens you intend to get, given the various egg numbers you have mentioned, I suggest you order 8 pullets of each of those 3 kinds. That makes 24 chicks, which is a number that ships nicely in one box (they may stick in a few extras, so you're likely to receive 26 or 27 chicks.) It also makes a fairly nice size of flock. Assuming most of them grow up safely, they will probably give you between 12 and 24 eggs per day, depending on the season.l plan on getting, leghorns, red stars , and barred Plymouth rocks from Murray Mc Murray hatchery
Is there an android version of this? A lot of us don't have/want apple products...."Simply Local - Farmers Market" is a good place to sell some extra eggs. Download the app on the app store and you can create your farm. It's a great app that you can advertise if you sell eggs, any type of meat, dairy and soon fruits and veggies. Plus you can purchase things from there. Definitely recommend that app and great for sellers and buyers
Yes! Sorry I wasn't very specific but you can download it on apple and android phones. It is still "Simply Local - Farmers Market" I was just using it as a general term but it ended up coming out as misleading, a mistake on my endIs there an android version of this? A lot of us don't have/want apple products....
so 18 chickens for how many dozens a day?
There are going to be times when you may get a dozen eggs with 18 birds and other times you may not. Currently I'm getting around 1 dozen a day more or less from around 100 birds but most of them are molting and when they molt they stop or slow way down laying. I have another around 150 pullets who should be starting to lay any day. One is but so far the others haven't. Again, my Leghorns and Rhode Island Whites are my most consistent Layers, but even those aren't laying to full capacity right now.For 1 dozen and change