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How much to charge for fresh eggs?

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I live in a pretty rural area, a residential neighborhood and we get newsletters every month, i was just wondering how much would you charge for a dozen eggs, or even for 2 dozen? I have no job right now so money is getting tight. and chicken feed isnt the most expensive. currently im cleaning stalls for 20 dollars a week. yes i did say a week. so i have just enough to feed myself and the chickens honestly, 

 

On another note, is it normal for chickens to change pecking order after their molt? i kid you, so i have 5 chickens

Dusty (always been thetop hen)

Goldy (who i got at the same time

there pretty much best friends.

then after about 6 months i got 3 more 

teller blue and show.

after the molt the pecking order the went

Dusty,

goldy,teller

show

blue

Weird thing is blue was ALWAYS 2nd to last and shwo was almost the most vulerable and teller was the demon of them all shes still very bitter torwards everyone especially to dusty but goldy 

my buff orpington who is a bantam mind you, stands up to her its quite funny since teller is like 2x her size LOL

post #2 of 7

Charge what the area will pay.  Around here, W central NJ, I see eggs for sale from $2.50 to $4.50 per dozen.

 

The pecking order is a fluid thing - those at the bottom are always looking for an opportunity to improve their position.  During the molt higher ranked birds may be more vulnerable to be knocked down a peg or two.

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Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.
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post #3 of 7
I try to keep my price about the same as the going rate at the local grocery store. I charge .50 cents extra if the person doesn't have an egg carton to exchange. All I try to cover is the cost of food and bedding though. Mine are pets to me not a source of income. Although I wish they would support me lol
post #4 of 7
I'm trying to figure out how much to sell them for too. I only feed my birds non-gmo Amish feed. That's got to count for something right? I'm also starting to get a pretty rainbow of colors. I know an egg is an egg but they are so pretty!😜
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I live in a pretty rural area, a residential neighborhood and we get newsletters every month, i was just wondering how much would you charge for a dozen eggs, or even for 2 dozen? I have no job right now so money is getting tight. and chicken feed isnt the most expensive. currently im cleaning stalls for 20 dollars a week. yes i did say a week. so i have just enough to feed myself and the chickens honestly, 

 

Figure out how much you're spending on feed and bedding and any other supplies....base your egg price to more than cover those.

I sell for 3.50/dz and it covers all my feed and bedding.

 

I am also unemployed and the chicken goal was that they have to pay their way and all the eggs I can eat....after 2 years it's worked out just fine.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Thread Starter 

Thank you so much for your advice!

post #7 of 7
In my area, I see anywhere from $3-$5 and I sell might right in the middle at $4/doz. I don't discount them at all if someone wants 18 or 24. Just $4/doz. And I can't keep them in stock. Haha.
the variety flock! 1 Easter Egger, 3 Black Copper Maran, 2 Crested Cream Legbar, 1 Black Langshan, 1 Barnevelder, 3 Olive Eggers, 1 Amber White, 1 Silkie, 1 California White, 1 Blue Cochin, 1 Partridge Rock, 1 Welsummer, 1 Crested Polish, 
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the variety flock! 1 Easter Egger, 3 Black Copper Maran, 2 Crested Cream Legbar, 1 Black Langshan, 1 Barnevelder, 3 Olive Eggers, 1 Amber White, 1 Silkie, 1 California White, 1 Blue Cochin, 1 Partridge Rock, 1 Welsummer, 1 Crested Polish, 
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