Am I Gypping Myself???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by birdwrangler057, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everybody!

    I frequently sell my farm fresh, TRUE free range eggs, to friends and neighbors. I sell them for $5 a dozen, and the question is, AM I GYPPING MYSELF. I have run into many people on this site who sell eggs for $10 a dozen. My eggs are of the highest quality and far better and nutritious than store bought eggs, should I be charging more? Thanks!:D
     
  2. FrankHomestead

    FrankHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are your chickens organically fed? If not I wouldn't charge more than that. I just bought organic free range brown eggs for $3.50/doz while I'm waiting for my babies to start laying
     
  3. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You see, I don't want to be that high and mighty small time farmer, who sells the "best eggs in the world" for such a high price, I feel that if I raised it too much, no one would buy from me. So what is a good price to sell at? :D
     
  4. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Technically not, but they free range every other day, and get a good fill of natural food in their diet. I feed them regular laying pellets mixed with scratch (which is sometime organic depending on the feed store's availability), and oyster shells if crush myself.
     
  5. Happy Quack

    Happy Quack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can hardly get $7 a dozen for my duck eggs and they are Animal Welfare Approved and pasture raised also. That is if they come to me. I sell them to stores for $6 a dozen. Then the stores marks them up at least $1.50. I am lucky to brake even. People are still trying get them cheaper. I have had to down size my flock.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Who here sells eating eggs for $10?


    I'm pretty comfy in the $3-4 range myself. But, I live in a pretty rural area, lots of competition.
     
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  7. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Personally, I'm not sure, but I have seen people doing it.

    Okay, the people I sell them to would pay anything for my eggs so, maybe $6? I also don't have that much competition, and I deliver (which isn't that far).
     
  8. lazy gardener

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    It depends on your market. I'm rural, and am comfortable getting $3/dozen for my eggs. There are lots of drive way egg sellers, but folks who have tasted my hen's eggs will drive by the seller next to their house to get my eggs b/c the flavor is noticeably better. Fermented feed makes a huge difference.
     
  9. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! $3 is less than store bought eggs, which usually run for $3.50 down here. :D
     
  10. lazy gardener

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