$5.19/dozen for certified ORGANIC eggs...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LittleChickenRacingTeam, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    at my Supermarket. [​IMG] Crazy thing is the chickens are described as free range in a barn. I don't get it. The manager said these eggs sell better than the commercial caged chicken eggs. Are the really worth a $3 premium. [​IMG]

  2. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    nope. eat your own eggs. hehe. im off eggs till i can eat some of them from my chickens
  3. pacanis

    pacanis In the Brooder

    Feb 4, 2008
    NW PA
    Quote:I read somewhere that chickens can be considered free range and their eggs packaged as such if they are let out of their cages for a mere 10 minutes/day....... so the barn isn't such a bad deal if you look at it that way.
    Not that it's right...... [​IMG]
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    From what I understand, they still have to be irradiated before they can go into a "grocery store".

    So they're still cr_p........
  5. Kitty&Eva

    Kitty&Eva In the Brooder

    May 5, 2007
    Geez ... $5.19 ... I can't believe people would pay that. They could get 2 chicks for that price! [​IMG]
    Before my pullets started laying, after my previous hens were taken by a nasty fox, the brand I settled on was Land O lakes free range, not organic. I thought they seemed fresher than some of the organic brands and weren't quite as expensive. Certainly not like homegrown though. Dunno, probably just a random personal preference.
  6. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Many of the grocery store definitions can be misleading. Much like freerange can be used if they have access to the outside. Even if it is only a 20 x 20 concrete pad for 500 chickens.

    People will pay the price for what they "assume" is a better situation for the chickens.

    We get $5.00 a dozen for real free range farm eggs around here without even trying.

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