only in order to produce another egg. He may also exist to amuse himself, to praise God, and even to suggest ideas to a French dramatist.”
~G.K. Chesterton What's Wrong with the World
For those of us in this small business world, not only do we make people happy with their purchases or even just a moment away from daily madness, but sometimes we also have to amuse ourselves, pray to God for customers, and come up with ideas for a reality TV show!
In this vintage/antique world, as a shopkeeper, you are never sure what will come through your door or what you will find on a shopping excursion. Chicken-themed items are always popular, and I know a number of people who have chicks and whose chicks produce some wonderful eggs. A fresh egg is so much better than one that has made its way around the neighborhood. Anyway, I have chicken themed items in the shop, old and new.
If you have chickens, no problem! Otherwise, you could check out these ideas from various online sites...
So, remember it is not so much shelf sitting stuff now, but what can you do with that "stuff"! And, as Henry Ford said:
"Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching for what it gets.”