Not enuff eggs..or need more chickens

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

  1. palabeco

    palabeco Songster

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    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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