The easiest beginner animal to add to a farm is chickens and boy did we!
I mail ordered 15 chicks from the Cackle Hatchery. 5 Rhode Island Reds, 5 Buff Orphingtons and 5 Rhode Island Whites. Once they arrived, we had to pick up our chicks from the post office before they opened.
I had never heard of such a thing. But there they were; alive, healthy and adorable. Just 1 day old.
The dots on their heads told me which breed each chick was.
This was the beginning of our flock who produce SO MANY EGGS! More eggs than we knew what to do with! How do I cook so many eggs when, with 12 hens and 3 roosters, we were getting 10-12 eggs a day. How to two people eat that many eggs? Well, we got creative! And we started selling them.
Here are just a few of the things I learned to make with eggs. I will be adding the recipes soon.
We only give our chickens organic feed.
Soon I wanted to have more chicks but with roosters I already had the fertilized eggs so I just needed an incubator and a few other supplies.
We have now had three successful hatches and will be incubating our fourth hatch soon! Not all of the chickens will become egg layers as I bought a really nice roasting pan and am going to be putting it to good use.
We charge $6 per dozen for eggs.
We are not currently selling chicks or adult chickens.