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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TheBestMotherDuck, May 15, 2019.
how meny ducks do i need to start geting a profit
who are you going to sell them to? Find out who your market will be and then you'll know how many eggs you'll need to satisfy the need. Remember 1 duck = 1 egg a day and they will take a break every now and then. Get ducks that are known good layers too.
Well I started with 5 hens and then put a add on fb market place for my local area. Found that there was a demand for about 6-10 dozen a week in my area. So I'm increasing my hens to 14 For now. I'll take the increase in ducks in steps to make sure I dont have to many eggs. I like Welsh harlequin ducks, mine lay well over 300 eggs a year, eat feed lightly and are great a foraging. Dont make alot of noise or mess. And are friendly and calm.
I give out eggs as tips to my local bartenders, massage therapist and house cleaners. They all love them and wanted to buy them so I said how about I just use as part of your tip. Everybody is happy!
ok thank you
Not sure you will ever get a profit. But could make them pay for themselves. Think about an LLC or insurance. People can be awful and claim your eggs made them sick. I would make sure I have some financial protection.
It is important to check your local ordinances, laws and regulations to see what the conditions are under which you can sell eggs and to whom you can sell them. These vary widely by location. It is also prudent to know the local requirements for keeping ducks on your specific property. Often there are rules pertaining to the number of ducks kept, their housing, and waste management. A business typically will require a license or permit and will incur the usual costs of doing business, such as insurance coverage, taxes, fees, accounting, feed and housing costs, etc.
Until you know what your locale requires, the identity and size of your market, and the price that market will bear, it is impossible to determine the scale of business necessary for you to turn a profit. There would be a big difference between selling my extra eggs to friends and neighbors and operating a for-profit egg business.
If you put your general location in your profile or post this question to your state’s thread, you may get more helpful information from members who live in your area.
Yeah Duckworth and magnolia ducks bring up a good point. Ohio which is where I live has a cottage food law meaning you dont have to have a food license to sell eggs. Every state is different and you want to protect your self.
I have a chicken egg business, and I get $100+ per month. $60 goes to chickens(food bags is all I get them— it’s all they need) and then I get $40.