In a few weeks, 50 chicks will arrive on our back porch. We’ll feed and water them, keep them warm, and love them for about 5 months…and then they’ll start laying eggs! 50 hens will lay quite a few eggs. On average, a hen lays about 5 eggs a week. (That is, if she’s well-fed and watered and the days are long.) So our 50 hens will lay about 250 eggs – 20 dozen – a week. That’s a lot of egg cartons!
In the spirit of “reuse and recycle”, community-supported farming, and keeping our costs down, we’re looking for all the egg cartons we can get. We’d deeply appreciate any you’d like to save for us – whether it is one or a hundred. Stick ‘em in a bag in your garage or back porch or next to your recycling, and let us know when it’s full (email@example.com). We’ll be happy to come take them off your hands.
I’ve spent most of this rainy morning going through our farm finances to date and wondering what kinds of weird weather the world is going to bring us this coming season. Happy Monday, folks.