Next, I really need a buyer of eggs. My buyer from last year did not return this spring after the winter months of little to no eggs. I'm getting almost 2 dozen duck eggs a day as well as almost a doz chicken eggs. Some days I can manage using 3 dozen eggs but not every day. If anyone wants eggs or knows someone in the market for eggs, please let me know.
Have you ever froze eggs? I tried it for the first time today. My peewee & small sized pullet eggs were piling up so I cracked them into ice cube trays and froze them. I did almost 4 dozen today and need to do another dozen or so tomorrow. Once they were fairly solid I popped them out of the trays and put them in a large ziplock bag. I figured I may need them during the winter if my girls decide not to lay as well. I also suggested it to one of my duck egg customers (her family can't have chicken eggs). I thought I should let her know now so she can start to prepare -- January & February the duck hens didn't lay at all.
I tried freezing a few but they did not make great scrambled eggs. I'm not sure if they would work for baking things like pizza crust or bread.
On selling eggs....
If my husband tells folks at his workplace that we have eggs we have too many customers for the eggs we can produce. I could have 100 chickens and sell all the eggs every week.
Might ask him to let folks know you have them...especially any folks that might be "health-conscious" and would want eggs that aren't irradiated (as in store-bought eggs).
My Dh tried to put the word out where he works but his place is on the lower end of the pay scale. So many people there just can't or won't pay more than $1 at the store. Then they think my dozen of jumbo duck eggs should cost less. I told DH I would rather give my eggs to my chickens or people I like than to sell them at 50 cents a dozen and not even get a carton back. I understand his coworkers thinking. About 3 years before we had chickens I did not want to pay more than the price at the store. I thought if I was going to pay cash up front that the eggs should be cheaper or at least the same price. Little did I know how much the feed cost or the effort to keep their pens safe. There are a lot of costs to raising chickens.