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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by missbill, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. missbill

    missbill Hatching

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    Hello Everyone- I've just joined the group. Our family have around 70 hens with a couple of roosters. The chickens free range during the day and come into the coop at night. We started out with 4 hens, then 12 and now 70. All but 12 of them are still young, I expect they will start laying eggs this spring. We plan on selling them as free range eggs. Would be interested in suggestions in this area. Right now we are not organic... Not sure this would be economical. Thoughts?
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    I've never sold eggs before, or become organic, so I can't answer your questions. Hopefully, some members who can help come along. [​IMG]
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. You have quite a large flock. We've sold eggs to our neighbors around us for years, but never really worried about going organic, and it certainly hasn't affected our egg sales. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of hens do you have?
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

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  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Chickens fed organic foods lay very nutritious eggs!

    Love your avatar!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens - hope you enjoy it as much as we do [​IMG]
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    I don't sell my eggs, either, so can't be of much help. But in general, it is very hard to make a profit out of just a small backyard flock. That's why commerical producers have some many birds. If you become organic, you may be able to make more of a profit.
     
  10. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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