To many folks, the egg business is an "in and out"enterprise as prices move up and down. A study of the Iowa Demonstration Record Flocks indicates that either staying in or staying out entirely may prove best.
Beneke, Raymond R.; Whitfield, W. R.; and Allen, Herbert
"Your Egg Business - In Our Out?,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 7
, Article 3.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol7/iss10/3