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 do two people eat that many eggs? Well, we got creative with what we cooked and we started selling them.
Here are just a few of the things I learned to make with eggs.
We only give our chickens organic feed.
Soon I wanted to have more chicks (crazy, right?)!
With roosters I already had the fertilized eggs. I just needed an incubator and a few other supplies.
We have now had four successful hatches and our flock count is somewhere around 40.
Not all of the chickens became egg layers.
I bought a roasting pan and have put it to good use.
You can’t beat organic chicken naturally raised without hormones.
We charge $6 per dozen for eggs.
Egg pickup by appointment only as we do sell out quickly.
We are not currently selling chicks or adult chickens.
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