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Profitable Egg Farming

January 4, 2020


It saves me about 6-7 hours a week easily, compared to if I have 400 birds in the set ups that we used to run, because there’s very little cleaning they literally leave the shed, go to the cool room and then back for grading, so it’s a time saver for us, it’s huge. If I’m doing eggs, and filling water, I can be over there out in 20 and only once a day. It’s supposed to be two or three times, but everything else in half a day, but twenty minutes a day tops for everything that needs to be done at the farm. We slowly want to increase our numbers, and not to be silly (we don’t want thousands of thousands of birds), but if we want to continue to have a bit of life as well because of [our] boys, it’s a really easy way for us to have the same number of birds and only half the set up, and the way we are heading, we are going to have 6 set ups, and still only have 1200 birds, whereas this way we can have two, maybe three maybe three down the track we can have the same number of birds only one lot of netting, one lot of feeders, all the things that go with it, so it’s perfect. And I encourage anyone that’s thinking about it to really look into it. And I know Shane said before that it’s really easy to think that you can build your own (and we did), and Shane’s very meticulous about the way he wants things, but in total honesty that was March, 2012 and ten months later there still things that we go back and “Oh, we really should fix this” or “We should tweak this a bit!” But since the Chicken Caravan arrived, and the chooks arrived a few days later and went in, we have not done anything to the van. Like, literally nothing. All we do is pick it up and move it with the tractor. And that’s a time saver. People have got to put more money on their actual time, and put a price on their time, because when we sat down and added up the money that we’d spent on our shed that we built, our all-in-one shed, and then looked at the time that Shane had taken away from his own work the time that we put into the shed, the money that we spent on the shed, it adds up and I remember talking to you in November, two years ago, and we were talking about it and I thought “No way! We’re only these little egg producers, there’s just no way we’d look at anything like that”, but as soon as we built the shed, of our own, and then we had another chat about some other stuff, as soon as we got to that stage and then got all the costings, we weren’t far off a Chicken Caravan anyway, and we are still playing with it. In hindsight, we should have gone “You know what, let’s not build that, let’s just buy a Chicken Caravan!” And now we have three!

9 Comments

  • Reply David Trees May 1, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    For me the most powerful, vitally important statement you made Marnie was.

    "Cost your time right…"

    I am always telling biz owners this so they make money doing things that empower and motivate them and not spend hours "wasting" time doing things you dont' need to do.

    If someone gets someone to do something they are not that good at, then they can do what they love and make great money and have fun doing… That's my take after doing coaching for 9 years now… Thanks.

  • Reply Zay Zay February 22, 2014 at 2:02 am

    You have amazing farm and chicken…I wish I can have that soon…

  • Reply Daniel Maaka May 26, 2014 at 10:05 am

    This is beautiful I need more information how can I access it its beautiful thank u.

  • Reply dblaisdell1 February 6, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    You need to come to the USA

  • Reply Antonio Vieira February 18, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    How many eggs they get a day ?

  • Reply roldan barbero June 17, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    good day how many egg per day

  • Reply markbatch December 4, 2018 at 2:29 am

    Whats your profit on each egg?

    Is there profit on each egg?

  • Reply Said Ali January 16, 2019 at 3:46 am

    hey Mumy I like this job in my heart how can you help me to knowledge how to start.

  • Reply soukraci soukraci March 22, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Can I get your contact number please?

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