Does $3.00 sound too high?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by countrygirl4513, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Portland TN
    I was just wondering if $3.00 a dozen sounds too high to charge? They are mostly extra large eggs. Beautiful, at that if I do say so myself. But do ya'll think that people would pay that? Right now I'm sitting on (so to speak) 6 dozen in the frig. And I need to start selling them instead of giving them away, maybe re-coop some of my expense on upkeep of the flock.
  2. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Songster

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    I think that's a fair price. The organic eggs are more than that at the store!

    You can always lower the price later if people don't buy... but it's harder to raise the price, so I think $3.00 is a good start!
  3. JackieK318

    JackieK318 Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    Organic eggs are $5.50 a dz in the store here.
    Cage free are around $4 a dz.

    $3 is a steal if anyone hassles you about it. I have seen people charge as little as $1.25, but I think they're selling themselves short. Battery eggs aren't even that cheap!
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    I get $3 a doz for mine, I think its fair and my customers think its fair also.
  5. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I get $3.50, nobody whines about it either. $5 for 18
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    I'm in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere - and a co-worker of my dh said he'd pay $2 a doz easy - the tiny grocery store in town would pay us $1.50 and then sell them for $2.50.
  7. Ga Chicken Mom

    Ga Chicken Mom Songster

    Jul 24, 2007
    The organic, free range, grocery store eggs are $3.50/dozen in NW Georgia. $3.00 sounds too low to me.
  8. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    My local stores are charging over $5.00 per dozen organic eggs. If you're stores are charging $3.00 pr dozen, then you could get more than that for a dozen. So, what you're charing is certainly a fair price. None of us is going to become a millionaire over selling our eggs. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] We love the little gals too much!
  9. Nichole77

    Nichole77 Songster

    Jul 14, 2007
    I think you have to sell based upon your market. If you don't have a large flock and just want them to support themselves a little you could go for the uber vegetarian (provided they aren't fertile) sold in recycled cartons with a small amount off for bringing back the carton.
  10. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    $3 is a good price. around here farm raised eggs go from $4 up

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