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What Do You Charge For Your Duck Eggs??

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I'm overloading on duck eggs, I have 8girls laying and I have about 8 dozen eggs in the fridge, how much do your charge for your duck eggs.  Do you charge per dozen, per 1/2 dozen, or perhaps per request for hatching?  What is a fair price for duck eggs over chicken eggs and why are duck eggs higher in price then chicken?  I need to start selling mine.

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I get between $3 and $4 per dozen but they are very hard to sell here.  It seems nobody wants them even though they are exceptional to bake with. 

Good luck selling yours!

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Originally Posted by FunnyBunnies12 

I'm overloading on duck eggs, I have 8girls laying and I have about 8 dozen eggs in the fridge, how much do your charge for your duck eggs.  Do you charge per dozen, per 1/2 dozen, or perhaps per request for hatching?  What is a fair price for duck eggs over chicken eggs and why are duck eggs higher in price then chicken?  I need to start selling mine.


For eating $10/ doz or  0.50 each. I don't sell for hatching since I have a mixed flock. There are few if any mass producers of duck eggs and they are in demand, low supply big demand means higher prices. Check your state rules, usually you don't have a lot of rules if selling person to person. Selling to a store for resale or to a resturant is usually more controlled for "food safety" reasons. Good luck I hope you can find buyers.

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post #4 of 7

I don't personally get enough duck eggs to sell, but family is now taking all I can get.

There is a vendor on the local farmer's market here in Pontiac, Michigan, that sells duck eggs for $5 a dozen.  He sells regular brown non-organic eggs for $2 and organic brown eggs for $4.

Last year, I asked him if they were fertile, and he didn't know -- he doesn't raise them, a friend of his does down near the Ohio/Indiana border area.  I bought a dozen, and none of them started, so maybe not fertile or maybe just been chilled too much.  Oh well, it was worth a $5 gamble, I ended up burying them under a new shrub I planted so they became fertilizer.

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Ok if people ask WHY the higher price over chicken eggs what do I tell them?  Maybe that is why people won't buy duck eggs because they can buy chicken eggs cheaper.

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1 WONDERFUL dh who is in Afghanistan as a Civilian Contractor for our troops, 2 HIGHLY energetic boys, 1 Deaf Great Dane, 11 Rouen/Runner Mix Ducks, 1 sebastopol goose, 2 Guinea Pigs, 2 Cats, 11House Rabbits, and Volunteering For Wildlife Rehab.
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People have to appreciate a duck egg in order to pay for it. It's not something you find on the shelf at the grocery store, so if there is a demand (for baking or health reasons) people who KNOW about duck eggs would understand why they are more than chickens.

Ducks require more care and time because of how messy they are. The have slightly different living arrangements than chickens, and no one really mass produces duck eggs for retail sale. All the variables make for a higher price.

Around me people are listing them on CL for between $3-$10 dozen depending on if they're for eating or hatching.

It's the same for pricing chicken eggs, some people are fine with $1 store brand eggs, others go the extra $2+ for cage free or organic. Others still actively seek out farm fresh and will do a completely separate trip for them from a private seller. Most "pick up" eggs are still $2- $3, so they're not saving any money buying them and are adding another trip to do so. So if people WANT duck eggs, farm fresh at that, then somewhere around $3-$5 should be fine.

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Duck eggs are a lot more nutritious.  I sell a dozen for 5 dollars and a half dozen for 3 dollars.  

I have ducks, chickens, geese, and quail!  I am looking to get pigeons, peafowl, guineas, and much more!  My favorite waterfowl ordering websites:  http://pronouncedpoultry.weebly.com and http://metzerfarms.com

 

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I have ducks, chickens, geese, and quail!  I am looking to get pigeons, peafowl, guineas, and much more!  My favorite waterfowl ordering websites:  http://pronouncedpoultry.weebly.com and http://metzerfarms.com

 

(Please excuse all of my typos in my posts)

 

Click here for a very cute picture!

 

Come chat with me!  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/874670/duckopoliss-chat-threat-i-mea...

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