Small Scale Egg Production

Posted: December 12, 2013

If you are considering or already raising chickens for egg production on your farm Penn State's Ag Alternatives provide some important considerations.

Have you considered that:

  • You will need at least 1.5 square feet of floor space per bird, covered with clean straw, wood shavings, or sawdust.
  • Lighting stimulates hens to lay eggs.
  • There are simple rules that you need to follow for the storage temperature and labeling of your eggs.

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