Not enuff eggs..or need more chickens

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by palabeco, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. palabeco

    palabeco Songster

    Oct 29, 2007
    S.W. PA
    Since it will be at least until spring before I can add to the coop, I will know by then how many real customers I will have.
    Making the coop larger will be easy since we used a 16x8 shed frame we had already started and only used half of it, so we will only have to put up walls and floor on the other half.
    I am also a stay at home mom, and enjoy working with animals, I am also getting dairy goats, and hope to make and sell soaps and lotions out of the extra milk. And I am starting a bee hive for honey.
    Around here, the egg prices vary, my nephew only pays $1.75 a dozen and I have seen some for sale for $3.00 a dozen. I am selling mine for $2.00 to $2.50 a dozen, depending on size.
    My dh also would give them away if I didn't insist on getting paid for them. I at least would like to break even to start with.... have enough for myself, then sell enough to pay for feed.

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