Hampton junior rugby talent finds strong support from sixty chickens | Photos, video

CARL'S EGGS: Carl Hansen takes care of sixty chickens and in return they supply him with around five dozen eggs a day to help him pay for his rugby costs and school fees. Picture: HOSEA LUY

CARL'S EGGS: Carl Hansen takes care of sixty chickens and in return they supply him with around five dozen eggs a day to help him pay for his rugby costs and school fees. Picture: HOSEA LUY

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Hampton’s Carl Hansen is a junior rugby star on the rise.

The 15-year-old was recently selected to play for the under 15s Country rugby union side – just another step on what he hopes to be his journey to the top.

Hansen could also be described as a young entrepreneur. With the help of sixty chickens he runs a small business, aptly named Carl’s Eggs.

His winged friends lay around five dozen eggs a day which he sells for $5 each to help cover his rugby costs and school fees.

The country representative season will cost Hansen around $1000 after forking out $800 for his Central West commitments.

Find out more about the day to day operations of Carl’s Eggs in the video below.

The idea for Carl’s Eggs came about when Hansen was in year 7.

"We were doing an agriculture project and I thought I can make money out of doing eggs so I went along with it."

He said he cares for his chickens "a lot".

"They are the soul of me," he said with a chuckle.

Hansen and his father Tim are selling raffle tickets for a Wallabies and Waratahs jersey at R&K Gas Supplies Lithgow where you will also be able to purchase Carl’s Eggs.

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