Beth Johnson wrote:Hello, All -
I don't intend for this to be a side business. I work from home and I'd probably sell the eggs for $2/half dozen. About 1/4 or the people here are below the poverty line, and I would like to offer healthful food. I might give them away...
Does anyone have any advice, cautions, want some free eggs?
Beth Johnson wrote:Thanks so much, John. Washington state allows the sale of poultry eggs from your flock on your property. If I were to try to sell them at a farmers market or to a restaurant, I would fall under the USDA's and Washington state's laws regarding inspection of my premises and the flock, etc. My town specifies how many ducks and chickens one may have based on the size of one's plat, not to exceed 20 animals. We cannot keep roosters or geese, but I haven't read a prohibition on keeping a peacock. ;) The animals must live in humane conditions which are always available for inspection. I conducted research of state and local codes before I bought the first run of ducks. I'm the only human in my home, and there's only so many eggs my dog, two cats, and I can eat. I also spoke with my neighbors before I bought the ducks. One said as long as they don't get into her yard, she's fine with them.