last week i heard the price of the eggs will get higher soon i've been thinking about it and i'm planing on buying 50 chickens, 30 roosters, some chicken coops, obviously their food and other stuff also i have a vet friend who can give me advice, and my backyard is pretty big, almost 30x30 foot
I have a 7000sq ft garden. Ii'm gonna use a small corner and buy 3-4 chickens for a coop as they only need like 3sq ft each. I'll have free eggs every morning for life.
>50 chickens >30 roosters what the fuck, i laughed out loud you some kind of city boy, OP? why in god's great name would you want 30 roosters
who the fuck is spilling egg rumors?
He thinks they are needed to make eggs because he's an idiot. He'll just end up with thousands of chicks, no eggs, and unbearable noise every sunrise.
fucking laughed as well op just loves cocks
Make sure it's legal in your city.
okay, you were right 10 roosters
Lol me too. It will be kaos with that many roosters, 3 roosters will manage easily
I used to go to rooster fights easy way to win or lose money very entertaining also
reinvest your dividends by growing the eggs into more chickens. your gains will go parabolic. holy shit
You need 2 rooster tops to make more chickens. 60 chickens in a 900sq ft is barely enough space already.
Holy tits OP I just had a great idea, forget about selling the eggs and just keep them for yourself! You can live off of that food for an eternity and when the world goes to shit in a decade or two you won’t have to worry about scrounging for food!
i've been reading and 1 rooster each 10 chickens is the norm, maybe more depending on the kind of chicken
oh, user realistically you don't want any roosters at all, they are a huge pain in the ass. Maybe just one for a little bit of protection and for breeding more although it's a lot easier to simply buy more chicks instead of rearing your own
Lmao basic math makes that 5 roosters for 50 chickens
another thing, when you buy chicks they are supposed to be all hens. some roosters also slide though but it's not like you'll be able to walk in and say "give me 50 hens and 5 roosters". You kind of just get what you get. Out of 50 hens there will likely be a few roosters; more than enough for your flock in any case
Bullshit, roosters are no where near as much of a pain as people make out, if you have more than 1 then they will tangle but 1 rooster will look after the hens proudly. Watch out for foxes, they will fuck your plans if not careful
if they are free range they can be a huge hassle. I've literally bled from a peck that was through a thick rubber boot you're right about the foxes though. Foxes, dogs, coyotes, raccoons, even eagles and hawks will try to eat your chickens. You need a good pen with walls such that animals can't dig underneath, and you'll have to lock up the chickens every night at sunset.
hey OP are you taking notes? Raising chickens is easy and rewarding if done right but if you're a city boy and fuck it up it's gonna suck. Another thing to note is that you should give friends and family a dozen eggs each time they visit. Farm fresh eggs are 10x better than storeshit and they will love you for it (assuming your friends and family aren't mongoloids)
get a goose for protection. You don't need roosters.
Round here if a rooster has a go at us we just roast it and eat it. Now our rooster is friendly and would never attack. It's scary as fuck when they get you unexpectedly lol. Also I don't have the plans but a narrow S shape entry into the roosting area keeps any foxes out, they will not use S entry but you still need to dig your fences down like ya said. Last week a brown snake killed a hen sitting on eggs. Good luck though op, hope you do it, farm life shits on city life
OP Basically like this. It actually works. The chooks let themselves in and out as they please, just make sure the sly fox isn't waiting outside the door
Hey OP, get different breeds. That's your hedge fund. Buy some geese and ducks so you can diversify. Butcher the old ones to act as dividends. Get some rare breeds and swap them like magic cards to dump on the hipsters wanting to buy in. Your welcome.
Thank you OP. You just reminded me to lock up my hens for the night.
I have 5 free range hens on about half an acre and they tear shit up. My family of 3 just gives away eggs at this point.
Eggs are too speculative right now. This is the equivalent of buying a mining rig at 19k
Can any exchange do egg or chicken livestock futures? CME has cattle and hog livestock futures trading.
Just buy those 5x layer eggs crates from Costco, rub some mud on them and sell over priced farm fresh eggs...noone ever asks to see the chickens
Are you a retard? Eggs have a shelf life of 3 months lmao