Turning eggs from his thirteen hens (with plans to add more) into cold, hard cash is one of Joseph's occupations...that and going to school, playing, and probably doing some homework.
After school Joseph is often seen plying his egg trade around our neighborhood.
Fresh, tasty eggs delivered right to your door. Does it get any better than this?
Joseph takes his egg business very seriously and with the help of his Dad has some dandy signs that draw hungry egg seekers to his door.
These are some of Joseph's special girls.
Joseph has a nice variety of chickens. On my visit and interview with him I saw Barred Rocks, Golden Sex Links, Rhode Island Reds, White Leghorns, and Araucanas. His hens lay white, brown, and green eggs according to breed of chicken.
Joseph and his Dad have plans to get more chickens such as Marans that lay brownish-red eggs and some that specialize in pink eggs.
A dozen fresh brown eggs sell for $3.00. Mixed white and brown eggs are $2.00 per dozen, and a dozen white eggs are $1.00. Specials are offered, too, such as two dozen eggs for $5.00.
While you might pay less at the market, these eggs come from well cared for, free-range, beloved hens. And you can't beat fresh eggs laid daily. No market can compete with that!
Joseph lets his girls out for an afternoon of free-ranging.
During my interview with Joseph I noticed that his girls are quite attached to him. They follow him about into whatever part of the yard he happens to wander. Joseph says that's because he feeds and cares for them.
It appears he does a good job of raising his chickens. They're confident, healthy, and happy hens.
Joseph has plans to expand his business by offering a new weeding service. He's also offered to let me be his first customer!
This new weeding enterprise will launch later this Spring when weeds began to sprout in earnest. I'm looking forward to his help around the Cottage.
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