So I have added to my current laying flock big time for me. I went from 100 hens to 500 hens. As I have had a demand but I am also trying to sell to a few local restaurants. My question is do any of you guys out there sell to your local markets and restaurants? I know my current model and how much I can make. But I don't want to over price say 60 dzn a week to a local market or restaurant. Some of the places I have been bidding on are saying I am coming in to high at $2.20 dzn for 30 dzn or more a week. I am finding that hard to believe. I asked for a quote from a local place here that sells eggs. Well local at in 70 miles away and they are just selling cage free eggs at $1.90 dzn. They have 2500 hens in a building giving them 2 sqft per bird. I am struggling to see how they are making money at $1.90 dzn looking at the price of feed, purchasing containers, flats and paying employees. Plus, they have a huge automated system for collecting and cleaning eggs. My birds have 5 sqft in the winter and are free to leave the building spring/fall in rotational wagon wheel I have set up around the building so that they don't hit same place for at least a month. Any advice or thoughts from anyone out there?