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    Grazing options

    After some advice. Employer has a heard of Angus berg cattle. And there are some options to cycle the heard which would allow other grazing options for other livestock. What would be a good start. I have the option to do something myself within this setup. After some realistic ideas of what...
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    Looking For Work Any work near Birmingham?

    Hi I’m looking for work in or commutable from Sutton Coldfield Birmingham. Have some dairy experience. But willing to give anything ago. Hard worker and fast learner. Please get in touch. Many thanks Richard
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    Number of hens needed to turn a profit

    This is all very interesting. I’m doing a bit of research in keeping chickens as a hobby for eggs. But I would love to develop my employers coups that just sit empty.
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    Number of hens needed to turn a profit

    And I’m 32 trying to find a way into working with livestock properly. I see these coupes and know they used to sell some eggs from the doorstep until gamers wife didn’t want the hassle anymore. So now they just sit empty. And I’m still looking for the full time farm work life
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    Number of hens needed to turn a profit

    That’s a really good way to do it. Get the customer to come to you. Would be interesting to see on this sort of scale like cost expense analysis to see how much this earns over time. Thank you
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    Number of hens needed to turn a profit

    Thanks for this. Quite interesting. Unless it’s from the doorstep I imagine marketing for markets and such is quite important. And that large hobbiests and small producers are at loggerheads with trying to get them sold.
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    Number of hens needed to turn a profit

    I get that. Thank you. Not sure if my employer will take that as enough to develop a free range egg enterprise. But I totally understand what you mean
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    Number of hens needed to turn a profit

    These coups arnt a hobby unit they are large. Could possible even hold 30hens each (a rough guess) I know it’s all about can you sell what they lay and even does it equate to worth while as an enterprise. Was just after an idea of realistic expectations
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    Number of hens needed to turn a profit

    They are actually someone who employees to milk at weekends. And I looking for a way in permanently. So was thinking about these large coops they have 3 of them. They used to have hens and sold eggs locally. But didn’t keep up with it so they got rid of the hens. Was hoping there was a way I...
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    Number of hens needed to turn a profit

    Very good point. Enough to justify employing someone to help out on a dairy farm with set up for hens currently but not being utilised.
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    Number of hens needed to turn a profit

    Just after some info. How many free range laying hens would it take to turn a profit? Thinking about broad costs. TIA
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    Looking For Work Livestock job near Birmingham

    Looking for any livestock role commutable from Birmingham. I’ve some dairy experience but quick to learn and interested in learning new things. Please get in touch for more info. Thanks Richard
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    Best breeds for home coop

    Thanks for the response. I did think 10 was going to be a few to many to be honest so thanks. So interbreed groups work ok/well? It’s not about being prolific layers although that is the whole idea of me getting them it’s more of my first attempt to start the ‘good life’ [emoji849] So even...
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    Best breeds for home coop

    Hi, I am looking at getting a few laying hens 4 - 10 for my own use and family and friends. I was wondering on thoughts of what are the best breeds for decent egg laying but also friendly enough for my young kids to interact with a little. Do they get on with mix breeds sharing or is it best...
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    Looking For Work 32yr old, hard worker looking for work

    Moos, Baass, oinks and clucks! Hard working 32 year old looking for full time employment in livestock preferably. I have a little dairy experience for which I can get a reference. Including milking in a herringbone parlour. Scrapping out by hand and with tractor. Moving cattle around. Feeding...

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