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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by lavenfield, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. lavenfield

    lavenfield New Egg

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    Hi All,

    I am new to the board so forgive me if this question has been answered before... I could find it if it has... anyway, do most of you do this as a hobby or for a living. Can someone make a good living raising free range chickens for eggs? I am in the very beginning of my research so if this sounds very 101 it is because I am at the 101 at this stage.

    Thanks so much for your help.
     
  2. whatsup chickenbutt

    whatsup chickenbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hobby,
    I have 20 chickens and Id have to have a heck of a lot more to make a good living at it! 2 eggs a day doesn't go far!
     
  3. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    My two, maybe three, roos and my hen are pets. I do not expect eggs but if I get any, that will be fine.
     
  4. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our chickies are a hobby as well. No eggs yet..just expensive cutie patooties!! Hopefully someday we will have eggs. [​IMG]
     
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Mine are a hobby as well but they will help to supplement our household income. There is not much money in eggs but I enjoy having my birds and they give us fresh eggs and meat to eat as well as the money I make on selling a few dozen hatching eggs or chicks along [​IMG]
     
  6. menageriemama

    menageriemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2008
    Lake Nebagamon, WI
    Hmmm, well mine are a hobby but as I am a domestic engineer- they take up as much time as a job would.
     
  7. Chicken Boo

    Chicken Boo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 10 girls are a hobby that gives us free range eggs and really good fertilizer for the garden. I have become addicted to chicken TV.
     
  8. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 10 chickens and 1 duck. they are a hobby and I sell spare eggs - this probably covers their food and a bit more but no way is it a living!!
     
  9. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Lavenfield!

    Does that username stand for "Lavender Fields"? I grow lavender, so just wondering.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. lavenfield

    lavenfield New Egg

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    Quote:Yes I love lavender and many many years ago on another board I picked the screen name Lavenfield because the name Lavender Field was not available and I have used it since.

    You grow lavendar... how awesome... I would love that.

    [​IMG]
     

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