Sustainable Backyard Egg Production from a 9 Year Old's Perspective

Project Overview

Project Type: Youth
Funds awarded in 2008: $394.35
Projected End Date: 12/31/2009
Region: North Central
State: Michigan
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  • Animal Products: eggs


  • Animal Production: animal protection and health, housing

    Proposal abstract:

    The purpose of this project is to explore the sustainability of raising laying hens in my backyard. For the last several years we have raised laying hens in a moveable A-frame. Through this project I want to improve on housing - making it habitable for four seasons and easier to move. I also want to demonstrate that even my 9 year old sister is able to manage this enterprise, giving her this learning experience as well. Then we want to share this experience and show how it is healthful, profitable, and environmentally friendly.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.