Best way to sell eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CreativeCowgirl, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. CreativeCowgirl

    CreativeCowgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    What are some good ways to sell eggs? I have sold some to neighbors and people I know, but I still have way too many eggs in my fridge! I have considered craigslist and putting up fliers at the feed store and perhaps putting a sign in my front yard. What works best for you guys?
     
  2. lahowardjr

    lahowardjr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm doing the same things your are to build a customer base. I'm also selling a good bit at work and to some family friends. A farmers markets that may be worth your wile to try. They're a little expensive for me and the small number of eggs that I keep on hand but if you have a lot of eggs, a ten or fifteen dollar site fee may work ok for you. I also found a free on-line site where people look for organic or local products to buy. Go to www.localhens.com and list your farm for free. It may help you in sales too. I don't have face book but some of my friends have linked the "Local hens" site on their pages to help them find me. Luck.
     
  3. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put up a sign in front of your house or at the end of your street(better if it is a heavily used street) are a couple ideas. Instead of buying a spot at a farmers market, visit one and talk to some of the vendors if they are interested in selling your eggs and give them a cut. That is what I used to do sort of, a woman who runs an organic share farm bought my eggs to resell at the local farmers market.
     
  4. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My neighbor down the road has a sign that says "Fresh Eggs". I'm thinking of putting one up that says "Fresher Eggs!" [​IMG]
     
  5. PSJ

    PSJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. cousin dave

    cousin dave Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the opposite problem. I cant get enough eggs to fill all the orders from friends and family. I have24 birds, 5 N H reds, 5 buff orps, 5 lt bramahs, 4 blk australorps, 5 barred rocks. We are at 37 weeks old, and average about 125 eggs a week. We just keep a list and fill it according to order. Some folks have to wait a week or more to get their eggs. Word will get round and you will have the same problem as me.
    Good luck
    cousin dave
     
  7. CreativeCowgirl

    CreativeCowgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Cousin dave, I hope I will soon have your problem instead of having 20 dozen eggs piling up in my fridge! Maybe your location has something to do with it? Where do you live?
     
  8. wildrooster1

    wildrooster1 Out Of The Brooder

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    craiglist is a great way and signs in town is what im going to do,hope you have a wonderful day!
     
  9. cousin dave

    cousin dave Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in st. louis, just ouside the city limit
     

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