I'm always looking for ways out of the corporate world. I saw a bunch of baby chicks the other day and had crazy ideas about starting a small scale egg business. I recently raised 14 and enjoyed it. Has anyone done this? Can it be profitable? Would give them scratch and peck feed, non gmo, corn and soy free to maybe hike up the price. I live in the high desert without water rights, but could irrigate a half acre of grass/pasture for them. Was thinking of building a barn to house at least 30 of them and then raise the younger ones in the current coop I have with the 14 hens. Mine have access to the whole yard which is just under 5 acres, unfortunately it's super dry and sandy with little vegetation. I'm in Oregon and people are all about local start ups. Could potentially find a market with a local co op and or a little farm stand. I would have to look into the laws and regulations on this of course. Just got excited about the idea !