Hayward student raises chickens to raise funds

Justin Olney’s chicken coop is in the family backyard.

Justin Olney is a young entrepreneur, and it all began with cute baby chicks he saw outside Hayward’s L&M Fleet Supply.

Justin, a fifth-grade student at Hayward Intermediate School, went to L&M in Hayward with his parents, Jodi and Mike, “because we always needed corn for the sheep.” (They have 15). One day, “I saw these cute little chickens and I wanted them.”

Boy starts business

Justin Olney has 13 chickens he is raising. He sells the eggs for $3 a dozen and deposits the funds in his own savings account.

Justin and rooser

Justin Olney, 11, says his rooster, Goldie, is his favorite.

Justin and sheep

The Olneys also raise sheep. They have 15, including three lambs, one of which Justin Olney is holding.

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