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post #31 of 39

A friend in town sells mine at his convenience store.  I get 2.00 a dozen.  One guy started griping that they weren't all uniform in size... I try to balance every dozen out with the sizes I get.  I wanted to tell the guy, fine! go by the dang things in Walmart and pay 3.75 a dozen for them. @#$%% jerk. smack


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post #32 of 39
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Originally Posted by BlueMoon 

Supermarket eggs - well, they can be sold as fresh for up to four months.


I recently read in an FDA or USDA (?) pamphlet that eggs can be kept by the producer for up to 30 days before being brought to market.  At that point, the eggs have a "shelf life" at the supermarket of 30 days.  My simple math tells me that from the point of being laid to supermarket shelf can be as long as 60 days!

Egg shells must be great containers.

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post #33 of 39

I sell mine in the Dr's office that I work in( I am a nurse) and I do feed them certified organic feed (from CountrySide Natural) but all I do is state that they are feed only organic feed  and that they are free range.  I sell them for 2.00 a dz.  A block down the street they sell Dave Matthew's (yes- the singer) "Best of What's Around" eggs for 5.00 a dz.   If they free range---how can I know that every bug and beetle is "organic." yippiechickie

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Originally Posted by junebug7334 

I sell mine in the Dr's office that I work in( I am a nurse) and I do feed them certified organic feed (from CountrySide Natural) but all I do is state that they are feed only organic feed  and that they are free range.  I sell them for 2.00 a dz.  A block down the street they sell Dave Matthew's (yes- the singer) "Best of What's Around" eggs for 5.00 a dz.   If they free range---how can I know that every bug and beetle is "organic." yippiechickie


LMAO

For $5, I'd get myself another chicken!


Heck, now that I think of that, I guess I will! HAHAHAHA

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post #35 of 39

My point is - and I'm guilty of this too - is why are we apologizing for selling a superior product at a lower price?

You cannot equate the taste of our gorgeous multicolored fresh eggs from chickens that people can see for themselves, fed a local organic grain, laid within the week egg with the supermarket/convenience store factory farmed eggs.  You also cannot equate the nutritional value.

$5.79 a dozen at Hannafords, $4- $4.50 from our chickens.

post #36 of 39

I agree. I just had someone in my neighborhood who found out I had chickens offer to buy eggs for me for $2.00-$2.50 a dozen.
I sell them for $4.00 at the farmer's market, but they just assume they can offer me less than what the store charges.
I think if everyone who sells eggs charges what they should for the eggs it will become the norm and people won't flinch anymore.
These eggs are well worth the money.

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post #37 of 39

Looking at your breeds, simple life, whomever is lucky enough to have a dozen of your eggs will see a stunning rainbow of colors.  You just can't get that at the convenience store.  And that's just the shell ...

Actually, I happen to think $4 is too low ... but $57 is a bit high, albeit a true cost to having a few birds!

post #38 of 39

Thank you, I always think that if I was shopping and saw my eggs somewhere I would pay more for them too.
I have nice packaging and labels too.
I have been thinking of raising the prices a little because I  think of what I would pay for those eggs is more than $4.00.
I hope that others that sell around here will raise their prices too and make it easier.

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post #39 of 39

I am glad I came upon this discussion. I, too raise chickens using organic scraps from the garden and they go free range in the summer and in the winter they get feed I buy from a local farmer who I know does not put pesticides on his fields. He is not "certified" and neither am I. I have just made it a point to know where the feed actually comes from. I tell people that I am not certified organic, nor are these eggs certified organic, but this is where their food comes from. And then the buyer can decide if the eggs are "organic" enough without having a piece of paper from the USDA. I like the idea of using Natural much better! Thanks

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