Sunday, July 6, 2008
Another little source of income for us is the sale of free-range eggs. We have a small flock of 15 hens who, at this time of year, can produce a dozen or so eggs per day. We have a sign on our gate to sell to passers by and neighbours, but being as we live pretty much in the middle of nowhere we don't have many of those. So most of the eggs we sell are to friends and work colleagues. Generally they bring us in between £5 to £10 per week, sometimes more.
There are the overheads - they do need feeding of course! In the summer we get through much less chicken feed as there is more in the way of bugs and vegetation for them to eat. In the winter they produce fewer eggs and cost more to feed!!