Drowning in eggs!!! ~~~~Picture Added~~~~

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Southern28Chick, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I have 6 dozen in the refrigerator right now and I can hear the girls cackling from the hen house which just means by the end of the day I'll have 7 dozen (or more). I'm getting usually 14-16 eggs a day. I'm going to town today to buy a cheap plastic sign to put out by the road to advertise that I'm selling eggs.

    At the grocery store you can buy a dozen eggs for $1.99. Since mine are cage free and "freely roaming" a 40'x50' chicken yard with grass and bugs then I should be able to get more than $2.00 a dozen, right? They are still pullet eggs and are weighing in as mediums on my egg scale though. What should I charge???

    NOTE: Where I live I can sell eggs with no problem as long as I sell it off of my land.

    EDITED TO ADD PICTURE:
    Have you ever wanted to see 73 eggs??? Here you go!
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    Last edited: Oct 8, 2007
  2. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I charged people 2.75 for mine........ good luck...that is alot of eggs. !
     
  3. LynnGrigg

    LynnGrigg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe the man across the street from me sells his for $2 maybe even $3 a dozen. I'm glad yours are in the fridge. He leaves his out and I don't fully trust the freshness. I have my own hens now and I only leave eggs on the counter for a week and only if I'm planning to boil them. They peel much better that way. GET THAT EGGS~4~SALE SIGN OUT ASAP!
    BTW... can you send your chicken stew buddy my way? Maybe she's a chicken whisperer and can get my girls started! lol! Lynn
     
  4. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    I charge $2.50 a dozen. I noticed the other day in the grocery sore that "free ranging eggs" were like $3.89 a dozen,,,maybe I should raise the price! By the way, I make no money on it at all, it might buy a bag of grain here and there. I need more eggs!
     
  5. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi there. my friend who sells here in Ohio gets $2-$2.50/doz. he is in a rural area, in columbus at the grocery the cage free brown eggs go for $3.50/doz.

    hope that helps.

    i bought 200 egg cartons on Saturday when i picked up my 5 new pullets.... now if i could just get more eggs to fill them! [​IMG] saturday i got 7 eggs, only 2 yesterday. out of 26 hens i should have more. i bought labels to try and stick them on my cartons.
     
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Thats alot of EGGS. I just got my 3rd egg last night LOL. I think its still the same girl laying. I am pretty sure now that its a Buff Orp. as she was loud in in and out right before i found it. Now the anticipation of my first 'colored' egg.

    Wendy
     
  7. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a lot of eggs! Wow.

    Even if my girls do end up producing a bunch of eggs, I'm surrounded by Amish and other country folk who are already selling eggs. I'd hate to take business away!
     
  8. firechicken

    firechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a whole lotta eggs!
     
  9. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I'm going to keep a jar with the egg money in it. Then when I go to the feed store I'll buy everything with the egg money. It's kinda like my girls are paying there own way with their eggs. The jar is the chicken savings account and when they need feed or anything else I'll withdraw from their account. [​IMG]
     
  10. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah, that's the life!
    Our hens are molting!!!!!!!!
    We're hardly getting any eggs!!!!!!
     

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