Dozen egg prices?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bossdog004, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. bossdog004

    bossdog004 Out Of The Brooder

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    What do you guys charge for a dozen free range eggs?

    Getting too many eggs and people down the street are wantin to buy some?

    Thanks!
     
  2. LVVCHAP

    LVVCHAP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been told that $2.00 is a fair price. That is what I have been charging for my extras and no one is complaining.
     
  3. ladybug4ut1

    ladybug4ut1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I charge $2.50 a dozen. We are about an hour north of you.


    Annika
     
  4. mistylady

    mistylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1.25 a dozen and they bring the cartons back. I also don't wash the eggs and tell people they need to wash them (I wipe off "chunks"). That way they will last a little longer since the bloom is still on them. And I don't have to worry about dropping them in the sink! Butter fingers. [​IMG]
     
  5. DeeTee

    DeeTee Out Of The Brooder

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    After much deliberation I decided to try $3 per dozen since free range brown eggs sell for that at the local grocery store.

    Only one person ever made a comment that it was expensive. Still another said she would gladly pay more. Demand for my eggs far outstrips the supply, so I am happy. I also spent a little time educating my customers (coworkers and neighbors) about what they were getting for their money. At $3 I can pay for my feed and I eat eggs for free....

    BTW, I second Mistylady's point. Great idea to teach them about bloom and deliver the eggs as "natural" as possible. Besides being a great way to deliver the freshest, tastiest eggs, it allows you to deliver a product that can't be purchased in a store.

    You will likely find that once you convert a few people from store-bought eggs to your eggs, word of mouth will do the rest.

    Good luck!
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2009
  6. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I charge $2.00 a dozen, and all my customers recycle the cartons. I was going to raise my rates because grocery-store eggs had gotten so expensive, but prices have fallen lately.

    Kathy in Texas
     
  7. mychickensrock

    mychickensrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get $3 a dozen. Pretty good demand too [​IMG]
     
  8. Kansas Chicken Mama

    Kansas Chicken Mama Out Of The Brooder

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    I get $1.50 a dozen and most are friends and coworkers that bring me the cartons. Works for me.
     
  9. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also get $1.50 a dozen.
     
  10. gkeesling

    gkeesling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I charge $2.00 a dozen. I want to stay a little above the grocery price. The last I looked they were $1.78 for large brown eggs. Mine aren't free range though. I keep my chickens cooped. If I had free range eggs I think I'd charge more like $3.00/dz.
     

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