One of our homesteading goals was and continues to be to keep chickens for our eggs as well as manure.
We also hoped to have enough surplus to sell a few dozen each week to off set our cost of grain. We thought it would be wonderful if our own egg cost would be zero. Our family uses about 3 - 4dozen each week. I do lots of baking.
This weekend we sold five dozen from our little stand.
Not only would it be a good idea financially, but we would also be able to provide ourselves with healthy beautiful free range eggs.
... so orange ....
Another benefit has been the pleasure of watching the children with our chickens.
... Abraham and Sarah with two girls ~ I am sure they know their names ....