Hands :: Homesteading Math

eggs   Currently, on our little family homestead, we are feeding:   9 only-sometimes-laying laying hens 10 dominique chicks 5 black australorp pullets 6 silver laced wyandotte pullets 44 freedom ranger pullets   Which, if my math is correct, totals 60 birds. And...we just bought our first dozen eggs in almost three years.   Sometimes the math of homesteading doesn't always make a lot of sense. So we laugh, try to plan better for next year, feel grateful for the local farmers who have enough eggs to sell this season, and remember that soon enough we'll be back in the business of eggs, and with it, the joy of all the scrambled eggs, quiche, fritatta and boiled eggs we could wish for.   ~amanda