Originally Posted by gamefowl-layers
Hello everyone! I was wondering if anyone here has ever sold their chicken eggs locally and if it was a disaster or if it worked out great. I have 8 Rhode Island Red pullets, 3 White Leghorns, and 1 Ameraucana. Someone is selling Production Red pullets of 5 months of age but it's a 40 minute drive. Does anyone know if it is worth it? Do chicken eggs sell fast? Good/Bad investment? Let me know. Thanks in advance!
- I live in Littlerock, CA
- 1 dz of brown large eggs cost $6+ at my local grocers.
- 1 acre land
- Nearly no one sells eggs. I've looked on Craigslist and the only eggs are in Palmdale. (City over)
- Don't worry saying it's too much work (I looooovveeee chickens so it's not a problem)
I provide eggs for my extended family and friends, often bartering them for something I don't have or grow. However what I get offsets some of the feed costs and other supplies chickens need. It's a labor of love, and chickens go through a molt and periods of non laying. If I wanted to make money I could cut some corners and swap out some of the breeds I have for better layers. If you want the best eggs possible, go for it. If you're in it for the money you might be sadly disappointed.
Chickens eat. They need bedding, feed and water utensils, a coop and perhaps runs and other supplies. If you figure them in, this is all part of the cost of egg production.