I can't believe how many chickens you guys have

mendogurl

Songster
10 Years
Mar 2, 2009
290
1
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So, I have a family of four, and figured eight chickens would give me more than enough eggs, but so many people here have 20 birds, 50 birds.
What do you do with all those eggs??
 

chickenfever

Songster
11 Years
Jul 22, 2008
644
13
141
Arizona
Yeah, I thought the same thing at first. It's just like any other addiction, you're content and happy at first and then you get to where you need more and more.
I sell the eggs at work.
 
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me&thegals

Songster
11 Years
Apr 30, 2008
266
2
131
Wisconsin
We're up to approximately 100 (can't make them stand still to get a good count!) and thinking of adding more. If your area is like mine, people will start crawling out of the woodwork wanting farmfresh eggs. Just give a couple dozen away and you'll have people hooked--kind of like the tobacco companies used to do
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Marlinchaser

Songster
12 Years
Oct 18, 2007
4,943
27
231
MERRY LAND
me&thegals :

We're up to approximately 100 (can't make them stand still to get a good count!) and thinking of adding more. If your area is like mine, people will start crawling out of the woodwork wanting farmfresh eggs. Just give a couple dozen away and you'll have people hooked--kind of like the tobacco companies used to do
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How do you get the nicoteen into the eggs??​
 

SunAngel

Songster
11 Years
May 20, 2008
2,639
14
193
Chambersburg, Pa.
I have 44 hens/pullets, but they all don't lay everyday and some aren't laying yet. I am averaging about 15 a day right now. There always seems to be 1 or 2 molting, a couple having off days and not laying, a few being broody. But even with all that, I am getting at least 7 dozen a week, they add up quick. I give some to family and friends and DH sells some to people that come into his work. I also sold 5 dozen at the last poultry auction.

Many of my eggs are pullet sized and some are bantam, so I am not getting enough large/extra large eggs consistently enough to set up regular buying customers.
 

Chickenmaven

Songster
10 Years
Feb 6, 2009
2,064
15
181
Michigan
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Ditto.
We also give them to people we know, who are struggling.

You see, it is not about the eggs; it's about the CHICKENS.
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Desert Plum

In the Brooder
11 Years
Jan 13, 2009
73
1
39
So. Calif desert area
It is only the parental unit and myself, the dog and two cats and I have 10 out of 25 that I am keeping. I thought the more the merrier or maybe I'll cook more. Mmmmmmmm, pancakes!
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animal nut

Songster
11 Years
Sep 11, 2008
222
3
121
S. E Ohio
I had this grand idea that I would get four, ended up geting 21 last fall. Now I received 15 more Friday. And will be ordering another 50 next month. This is an addiction, plus as someone said earlier people come out of the woodwork to buy eggs. I now with my 21 have approximatly 10 dozen eggs a week. I can not keep up with the demand. So I will order more.......






21 8 month olds and 15 5 day old chicks
 

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