John Pollard wrote:No question(s) here, just ranting.
Trying to get the chickens fed on compost thing going and possibly a large enough flock to sell eggs. Government red tape galore. To haul food scraps and compost it with chickens requires basically the same red tape as if I was wanting to start a landfill. Solid Waste Management Department. Selling eggs requires licensing unless you sell them on farm and customers come and get them. Everyone around here already has chickens laying eggs so no customers nearby.
Not a big deal as I'm sure I can find some restaurant or grocery store that is not worried about conforming to gov regs. It's that sort of area. It just sucks to have to be sneaky about things and between that and the egg license for selling, it's not worth the effort to try and make a couple of bucks unless I want to go big time and have a bonafide egg factory.
Judith Browning wrote:
I think we must be in a different part of the Ozarks.......here you can sell from home, at the farmer's market, someone has them at the feed store (one feed store has homegrown eggs and another has raw goats milk in the cooler) the 'healthy' food store has local eggs as does the chamber of commerce occasionally. It just happens here..............local raised fresh eggs everywhere, except towards the holidays when demand goes up and everyone runs out.
Arkansas passed some kind of 'cottage industry' bill, that allows for many things and was pushed through, we thought, by school bake sales and political pie auctions.
I think several restaurants here have folks picking up their scraps for animal feed without any red tape problems. The greasy food places even give away their used oil for a few converted trucks around here.
It could be that no one asks for permission, I suppose, and they just do it.