Daughter wants to know... why do people pay so much for eggs?

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  1. PQ

    PQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thought raising chickens up from eggs was suppose to be for fun?? Egg prices are through the roof, it is just silly.
    What happend to the lets have fun and trade days? Or pay the shipping and $5.00 dozen if you have nothing to trade?
    Daughter wants to know...What the most ya'll have payed? And why?
    She thought it was funny watching the eggs on ebay for a week, even my 13 year old has the common sense to know how crazy it is to spend so much.
    Tell her your stories Please remember it is for a 13 year old to read, please dont get crazy.
     
  2. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Well, the most I, personally, have paid was...ummm....I think it was like $20 for a half dozen. I would have paid more...this was for my BLRW eggs which were a breed I desperately wanted. I wouldn't pay that for just any eggs, of course. There are lots of people who will trade and lots of mutt eggs you can get for very little. I adore my mutts and wouldn't trade them for the world, either. [​IMG] So, the price you pay definitely depends on what chickens you want.
     
  3. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    1st I don't know the answer! 2nd : I traded a couple dozen eggs for fudge Saturday and boy did they get cheated! That was some good FUDGE! [​IMG] :[​IMG]
     
  4. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Brookings Oregon
    I havent bought chicken eggs yet.. I have bought button quail eggs.. I paid $9 total for 18 eggs, they were shipped. I will know in about 5 days how many made it..

    I would love to have some BLRW's from luvmychicknkids... But I dont have a place to keep chickens yet..
     
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  5. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    I'm sure there will be lots more fun trades once everyones girls start laying more regularly.
     
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    I sell purebred rhode island red eggs, a dozen for $6 + shipping. Most of the higher priced eggs are breeds, and or colors that are harder to find. [​IMG]
     
  7. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    NorCal
    Quote:I've paid $70 plus $30 uber-express-shipping for a dozen (actually 15) BCM eggs.

    Soon, I'll do it all over again with Wheaten Marans.

    Question: Does this indicate a lack of common sense on my part?

    Where exactly is the line between "common sense" and "dunce" when it comes to the price one is willing to pay for hatching eggs? Does it vary by breed and/or quality?

    Just askin'...

    [​IMG]
     
  8. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    I've paid up to $50 a dozen for eggs. Now to me that doesn't seem absurd. Considering the quality of the birds hatched from them. If you think of it in terms of pets how much would you pay for a dog or cat. $50 for one or two birds that may result from the eggs isn't really bad to me.
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've paid what is probably too much for hatching eggs, but in order to get the quality, breeds, and colors that I wanted I was willing to do it. Spending my money on something like that makes more sense to me than spending that much on a meal out which people do all the time.
     
  10. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Geeze oh Pete, why on Earth would anyone complain about paying somebody $30 or more for a dozen or more/less eggs after the seller has raised the chicken breed, collected the eggs, wrapped them the best that they can to make them safe for shipping,.. ad nausem...
    Be glad that they're willing to go through all that so that you can raise some of the breeds that you want.

    I can tell you that there's no way that I'd go through all that hassle to help a buyer. I'd give someone who lives close by free eggs, but packing carefully, going to the post office, and then listen to someone's whining because the post office or UPS scrambled all or most of the eggs... Dream on... No way you'd get eggs from ME. I'm just grateful to those who will.

    EDIT: I would mail free eggs to personal friends whom I wanted to have chickens, but nobody else. I think it's better than great fortune that we have sellers here on BYC whom we can trust and don't have to depend on Ebay for a source.
     
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