I am considering adding additional layers to sell eggs. Think it would be a good idea? Or to sell the pullets/hens. At the loval auction about 3 weeks ago some yuppies paid $75 (!!!) for a PAIR (1 hen and 1 roo) of barnyard mix birds.
I'm a young widow looking for additional ways to earn an income from home. I know I wont bring folks on farm and thought I could meet at the farmers market or the local Devilmart. I need help with some pros and cons.
I am also ordering 200 meat birds (not cornish so 25 wks vs 10) to raise and can and freeze a handful. Also looking to add some khaki campbell ducks to our muscovies, turkeys, few chickens, rabbits and american guinea hogs. All animals are pastured and do not get any grain. Egg production is less (ie I get 3-4 eggs a week vs 5-6) but I know I dont have to worry about buying grain or what happens when and I feel it is a more natural diet and they forage. I would need to build additional egg tractors to move them through the hens on pasture if I sell eggs.