Do you sell eggs to your friends & neighbors - or give away?

vermontgal

Songster
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Mar 24, 2008
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I feel weird about asking my friends & neighbors to buy eggs. I would rather swap them for something, or just spread the eggs around to various friends -- a half-dozen here, a half-dozen there...

Some friends have offered to buy them. But that feels weird.
At the same time, feed isn't cheap, especially since I feed organic.

How do you approach it?

With 4 chickens, I was getting a little more than 2 dz eggs a week. Since one of my chickens died unexpectedly this week
, I'll be around 18-20 eggs a week.
 

CityClucks

The Center of a 50 Mile Radius
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Jan 31, 2009
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I suggest you say "thanks, that sounds great" to your friends who have offered to buy your eggs. They know you are raising the birds at your expense, so it's a good deal all around. I did (and will) give eggs to family, and I will sell to friends who currently buy the "non-caged" eggs from WalMart but have asked if they can buy from me when my clucks start laying.

Trading is a good option, too - but be careful about giving eggs away to neighbors and friends for free - some have found that this backfires and they have been asked or expected to provide eggs for free above their means or willingness to do so.
 

Imp

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Sep 7, 2008
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I give them away, about a dozen a week. They sometimes give me food or save cartons for me. They usually tell me they feel guilty for not paying.
Imp
 

Ms~Silkie~Girl

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Feb 7, 2009
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IM going to do the same thing! I am going to put up a sign that says "farm fresh eggs- $2.75" Or something like that. I'm sure your friends and neighbors will behappy to buy farm fresh eggs from you!
 

wolfie

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Mar 2, 2009
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I offer eggs to family members but they usually don't accept them any way they think its wierd that I eat eggs from a chicken
but I sell them to nieghbors and friends who think they are better for you.
 

Sierra pachie bars

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Nov 8, 2008
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What my family did was they wanted fresh organic eggs. Since I have grown up raising animals all my life they asked if they paid for the chickens , feed etc and they get eggs. All the family members that want eggs went in and divided up the cost of the coop, chickens etc.
When I do have extra eggs I give them away to teachers and neighbors.
 

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