Hey everyone from a new forum user! Was wondering if you could all impart some knowledge into my novice mind.
I love hen's and tending to our 4 gives me much pleasure, they are first and formost pets (hate that word!) and a hobby. However, since going from 2 to 4 we are getting rather alot more eggs and were thinking about taking some into work, local shops (live in a small village) etc, and selling them for £1 for six. I have bought some egg cartons off ebay for a very reasonable price and made some attractive labels which state the eggs are free range, how to store, when to use by etc. Now some advice from experts!
1. is that price about right, per six eggs?
2. have you had success selling eggs like this in a small scale way?
3. should we be successful and find the process enjoyable for us, and the hens are happy and well looked after and we think of expanding to more hens, how many is a reasonable amount to look after? Difficult question, I think I mean what kind of numbers become challenging to look after, cramped etc. We have a long thin garden of an average size but can not devote entire garden to roaming as the dog also needs to use the garden.
and finally...please any other advice would be very welcome!