.89 a dozen at Save-A-Lot

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Fred's Hens, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    89 cents a dozen. In spite of owning 1000s of caged layers and being mechanized to nth degree, I still doubt those big producers can possibly make a profit at that level. With fuel, insurance and grain costs being so high, it seems impossible to me.
     
  2. silkiechicken

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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Is that a standard price or just a lead item price? No way is there any profit on that.
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Loss leader, for sure. BUT... given the super low prices I've seen elsewhere lately, it is also signs of a trend. Eggs prices are sinking. Flock recovery after the big worry last summer? Who knows.
     
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    This is why the egg industry is so totally vertically integrated and in spite of it many large operations have gone bust. Chronic overproduction is an old, old story in American agriculture.
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Are you sure they are not "old" eggs?
     
  7. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Crack one of those babys open and see how pale yolk is. EEEEEEEW
     
  8. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    ALDI had theirs for 49c (or was it 59?) a dozen a few months back. That was in the HEAT, when our girls slacked off so I actually thought about it. Until I opened one and found eggs splatted with poo... okay that's a fluke opened another... poo AND feathers. So I passed. I don't scrub my eggs or anything, but if a commercial "looks matter" company can't be bothered, when likely their eggs roll down anyways, it makes me wonder just how nasty the cage is that they managed that much mess. *shudder* Not really any wonder so many people get sick is it?
     

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