Making eggs

Seale, AL(Zone 8b)

I just mainly lurk on this forum. I sure do enjoy reading folks stories though : ) So I thought I would ask here and hope this the right forum.

I tired of going to the store and always getting old rotten eggs. There a few people in the neighborhood who have chickens but they look kinda fancy to me and nobody even at the markets sell fresh eggs.

I got the room so, I thought I would try and raise some chickens to get some fresh eggs. I have no idea if it hard to do or where to even begin. What kind and how many chickens do I need and what kind of stucture do I need to build.

I want them only for eggs. I don't mind guting and cleanign anythign dead, but I don't have the heart to kill anything and nobody aroudn here that I know of that wouldn't either, so I don't want to many chickens since they won't be made into chicken and dumplings, but don't even know how many eggs a chicken can lay and how often.

The fair is going on and I went to it purposely to check out the chickens. I saw chickens I never knew existed. Some was pretty cool to look at, some was funny looking, and some looked down right mean. I'm more lost now than I was at the begining. I would appreciate any advice if somebody has the time to throw some input out.

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

We have a whole Fourm here for Poultry and Livestock... you'll have better luck with your questions there.

Seale, AL(Zone 8b)

Thanks Darius. : ) I'll move my post over there. Appreciate it.

Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

Sounds like you need the Poultry and Livestock forum! :)

We broke into raising chickens when our order came at the end of April. We've had so much fun! We bought too many. LOL

My first piece of advice is to make sure you have a safe pen and coop for them. It does not even have to be elaborate, fancy or expensive. Just make sure it is safe and that you can get food and water to it easily.

We started with a chicken tractor. Have fun googling that! It's a movable coop with attached pen.

Hens usually lay an egg a day once they get going. Right now we are getting 9-10 a day.

I'm certainly no expert and have had to learn as we go. Pop over to the poultry and livestock forum. There are lots of pics and info!

Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

LOL I was trying to find a photo and lost some time. :)

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