$5/dozen...I'd of never thunk it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by unclekb, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. unclekb

    unclekb Out Of The Brooder

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    My wife has started selling eggs. We have 22 hens, all approx. 7 months old. We are getting 15-20 eggs daily. My wife said she would get $5 per dozen. I just chuckled. Well, she has 6 costumers paying $40 (in advance) every two months. She delivers 1 dozen weekly to each costumer. 5 costumers are within 1/2 mile of the house. The 6th lives right beside my work station. Extra dozens sold @ $5. Cant keep up with orders. Need more hens. Chicken math please save me.
    3 villages to our south, my buddy has a bunch of hens. We may have to purchase wholesale from him to expand!!!!
     
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  2. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratulations! [​IMG] That's an excellent price! It's all in supply and demand for your area. In my area a dozen goes for $4.00 per dozen now...a year ago they were $3.00 per dozen. Your cost after feed and care is probably around $1.50 per dozen so maybe your friend will sell you dozens at $2.50 each? (To be fair to him and make it worth his while...he will have the convenience of not delivering to customers, you will have the convenience of not having so many chickens!)
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Your wife know's how to market [​IMG].
    Good for her!!
    What's her tagline....organic, free range, pastured, non-GMO?
     
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  4. unclekb

    unclekb Out Of The Brooder

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    "Clucking ham Palace...Where Cage Free, Loved on Chickens make better eggs"

    That's the line on her stickers ...
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Nice!
    Wow, not even organic...$5 is pretty a good take.
     
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  6. shodack

    shodack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    People only get $2.50/dozen where I live. $5 is amazing!
     
  7. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    That makes no sense to sell for $2.50 when Wal-Mart is selling their cheapest eggs for $3. I've been selling my eggs for a minimum of $3 for several years. Recently, I mentioned I was probably going to raise my price, and you should have heard the complaining! Best to start out with a nice hefty price than try to raise it later.
     
  8. Chicken girl 15

    Chicken girl 15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have free range girls who eat fermented feed and all the God knows what they can find in the 4 acres they roam. They could roam 80 acres but they are too "chicken " to travel that far from the coop. I only have 2 customers so far. They pay $2.50 a dozen. Until spring, then the one family I trade eggs for produce.
     

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