Our simple egg selling stand is finally up and running as of today! I put one cooler out for the eggs to be in, and will bring them in every night and put them back out in the morning, unless they're sold out. Plus there is a cooler for returning egg cartons. The money tube is on the fence post and is made out of rain proof pvc pipe, it's on the other side of the fence and has a small slit to put the money into, it's easy for us to access it and would be difficult to get into from the side where the eggs are. A couple days ago Kaley and I went around to several of our neighbors and gave out free cartons of eggs for them to try and told them about our egg selling stand start-up. We're planning to go around to more neighbors, the one's who don't have chickens and give more samples to drum up sales. Once people try our eggs they love them!! Chickens that are free range and stress free have eggs with yolks so yellow they're almost orange, and the taste is just delicious!
I finally have enough hens laying eggs to see if they can pay for their own feed, we're getting around 19-24 eggs per day, so they're really adding up. I've been watching on craigslist to see what other people are asking for farm fresh eggs, and most are at $4/ dozen, so that's what I'm asking. I have some friends who are regularly buying from us, but we still need to sell more.
Over the last couple days I spent time working on painting the egg selling signs, they're made out of pallet wood that was salvaged, then I put a poly finish on them to protect from the rain and weather. We hung one on our street directional hoping to get a few cars to venture up our driveway. This year I am so thankful for the overflow of abundance from our productive hens and the chance to share with other's some of the richness we have in our life because of them!