Brown eggs at Wal Mart

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Lug_nutt, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Lug_nutt

    Lug_nutt New Egg

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    Interesting thing to share. I was checking egg prices to compare with mine. I found Walmart had large Brown eggs 9 cents cheaper then there cheapest white Large eggs. white was 1.59 brown was 1.50 I sell my Brown at 1.50 actually mixture of green, blue and beige mixed in LOL. My customers balked a little when I raised my eggs from 1.00 to 1.50 to offset feed price increases. I had an eggmergency with eggs overflowing its shelf. I explained I was going to decrease my flock size to cover only my familys needs and they cleared the eggs out quickly. Feed here is 20.00 per 100 lbs. Thats cheaper than most places right now. I buy a local ground feed that my girls love:D If I change thier feed they get cranky:(
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Obviously, the small flock keeper cannot compete on the basis of price alone. Our feed costs are simply too high versus someone who buys their feed at 20 tons at a time, or raises even their own grains. Still, the vast majority of people who are our potential customers are conditioned by these prices.

    I am thankful, frankly, for some of the more expensive "cage free" eggs that supermarkets sell at $2.99 or more. This educates the consumers to the possibility of the differences in egg prices at a differing quality point. Even selling 20 dozen a week isn't going to secure my financial security, not at a 50 cent margin. [​IMG]
     
  3. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of our supermarkets sell cage free , free range brown eggs for $3.99 per doz. We sell our eggs for $2.50 per doz. Most folks around here like and want farm fresh eggs.
     
  4. maple

    maple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    I was selling mine at 2.50 a dozen and got bawked at [​IMG] when I mentioned the feed price and the chance I may have to charge $3 a dozen. A small but posh little restaurant I talked to said she called around and found that people were charging $4 for organic eggs locally but she found someone at $3--so her advice to me was at least charge $3. I'm in Northern Illinois and I've noticed others here on BYC can charge higher prices because of the area in which they live...say California...where the health nuts thrive and people are willing to pay for quality.
     
  5. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Wlamart I work at sell their regular brown eggs for 2.00 doz, cage free 2.50 doz and organic for almost 4 dollars a doz. I charge 2.oo doz. Most that have bought my eggs and have bought the higher priced store eggs prefer mine. I have one lady at work that buys 6 doz a week.
     
  6. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate getting bawked at.. especially since we sell ours at $2.50 a dozen.. which is cheap for eggs that aren't grocery store eggs! We have an organic store in town that sell them for $4 a dozen - yet the people who have a fit are basing it on the fact that they can get cheaper eggs at the grocery store. I always say I can find other uses for my eggs if they want to go ahead and eat the nasty store eggs [​IMG] Their loss, not mine.
     
  7. australorpchick

    australorpchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sell the large eggs for $2.50/dozen and the small eggs (silkies) for $1.50/dozen. Right now I have two customers. One buys a dozen every week or so and the other buys 8 dozen every other week. We're lucky if we get a dozen for us. It provided me with a good excuse for the chicks I picked up at the feed store and the eggs in the bator.
     
  8. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I sell eating eggs for $2.00 a dozen. I wouldn't go any lower than that unless maybe they were all bantam eggs, but I do give alot away too. One time when the girls were on strike I bought some eggland's best- they were pricey- and they tasted like soap [​IMG]

    Thank god some of my neighbors finally got chickens- no more buying at the store.

    If someone wants farm fresh eggs and complains about them being $1.50, you don't need them as a customer. That's just plain stingy!
     
  9. Fireman Farmer

    Fireman Farmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I havent bought a store bought egg in years. Some people complain about paying 2.00 a dozen I always hear " I can get them cheaper at Walmart" my answer always is do know how long those eggs at Walmart have been in that cooler? Mine are never more than 3 to 4 days old. Funny thing is they always come back asking me for more..... Fresh eggs taste better!!!!! Store bought egg taste funny
     
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  10. Lug_nutt

    Lug_nutt New Egg

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    Agreed:)

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