Too Many Eggs!!!???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 77horses, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    OK, so we have several chickens. Not as many as a lot of people have, but we will be getting more when we start hatching from the incubator/broody girls this Spring/Summer. [​IMG]
    Here's all the breeds/chickens we have:

    Roosters:

    Marty(RIR)
    Foghorn(Splash Cochin)

    Older pullets:


    Cinnamon(Red Star)(laying eggs)
    Linda(Red Star)(laying eggs)
    Caramel(Buff Orpington)(laying eggs)
    Setherina(Buff Orpington)(laying eggs)

    Older hens:

    Penny(Red Star)(laying eggs)
    Abby(Red Star)(laying eggs)


    Younger pullets:

    Pumpkin(Buff Cochin)(not laying; too young)
    Raven(Black EE)(not laying; too young)


    The 2 Buff Orpingtons and the Splash Cochin rooster share one coop. The 4 Red Stars and the RIR rooster share another coop. The two young, not-laying pullets(Raven and Pumpkin) share a brooder box.
    So, we get about 4-5 eggs a day(2 from the Buffs and some from the Red Stars). Some days we get 6(when all the hens/pullets lay) but usually some Red Stars skip a day or two.
    This amount of eggs may not seem like much. But trust me, it adds up! [​IMG] We don't use the eggs for much; just for some eating and some feeding to the chickens; once and a while we will give a carton to friends/family if they want one. But we still have like 2+ cartons in the fridge all the time!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    We are going to sell eggs in Spring/Summer, but is it OK to sell them in like winter, when snow is still out? And should we think about selling eggs to people for hatching, since when I crack open any of the eggs, they are usually always fertile! [​IMG]

    Any other ideas????
    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    why would snow on the ground be a factor for selling?

    If someone wanted those crosses...why wouldn't you sell them? Finding folks that wanted those crosses might be another story though
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Before I lost my entire flock last spring, I was getting about 15 eggs per day. Now, I'm getting 3 or 4. I used to gather them up and hard-boil a few dozen at a time and mash them, shells & all and feed them back to the chickens. I plan on doing that again, if my egg production ever picks back up!
     
  4. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    I do that with coturnix eggs...most "extras" go to my rats...they are so cute eating...
     
  5. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    Quote:I've always thought that eggs are sold in Spring/Summer; kinda like lemonade. i guess not! [​IMG]
    We had about 5 1/2 cartons last weekend; my dad cooked up a lot and made pickled eggs, and I learned how to make deviled eggs! Got rid of a lot of cartons. Once we were done, we had about 1 carton left. Probably way more than that now! I want to see how many there are when we go to our dad's house again. [​IMG]
     
  6. greenmulberry

    greenmulberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have dogs? I feed extra eggs to my dogs.
     
  7. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    Quote:Yes, we have 2. We like to crack an egg or two and mix it with their dog food. Our two cats also LOVE raw eggs with their food!!
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    We get about 30 eggs per day now....and there are only two of us. We scramble 3 dozen at a time for the flock,some for the dog, and the rest above the few dozen we sell, are donated to the homeless shelter here. In the last two weeks, we've donated 14 doz eggs to the shelter.
     
  9. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    Quote:Good idea! But I don't know if there's a homeless shelter close to us...?
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Could be listed under "Americorps". Or call the Chamber of Commerce in your town and ask them about a homeless shelter.
     

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