It was a very good day. About a month ago, we sold half of our chickens. An unusual feeling of happy giddiness overwhelmed me that day as I thought of those birds leaving my farm for good. I still think of that day and it makes me smile.
Now, don’t get me wrong…. I love farm fresh chicken eggs. However, we learned that there is a limit to the amount of chickens one can have before it begins to drive you insane. Our limit is way under 120 birds.
Now life is back to a manageable level. We have 50% less birds flying around the back yard. Not only did the visibility level back to the barn clear up, but my back porch was covered in 50% less poop and we made money on the deal. 3 years of fresh eggs from these chickens and we sold them for more than we paid for them originally.
Now of course, I didn’t factor in the massive feed bill or the damaging effects to ones mental health when having to deal with that many birds at one time…but my kids were happy with the large bills the visitor handed over to them and he thanked us kindly for the price break on 7 additional roosters.
Really…it was no problem!