Egg (for eating) price?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Navi723, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Navi723

    Navi723 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2011
    Bethany, Oklahoma
    My Buff Orpingtons are laying like crazy, an average of 8 eggs per day from 11 hens, and I've got a stockpile of eggs in the fridge. I have to start selling but I'm unsure what to charge. I've seen anywhere from $2 to $4 a dozen. I really don't want to have to mess with storing egg cartons, either, so I'm thinking I'll offer them for $3.50, they provide the carton. Does that sound about right? Or am I shooting too high?

  2. ambrosia

    ambrosia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2011
    I think it depends where you live, I think. I sell mine to the local elevator for $1.75/dozen, and they sell them for $2.
  3. GAchick

    GAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2009
    Pembroke GA
    I sell for $3 a dozen.
  4. Moogie

    Moogie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2011
    DFW, Texas
    I checked my local Craigslist...prices for free-range eggs ran from $2 to $4/dozen. I split the difference and posted an ad for $3/dozen. However, my best customer (14 dozen/month) is nice enough to pay me $3.50, since that's what she'd been paying. (her idea, not mine...honest!). [​IMG]
  5. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

    Jul 9, 2011
    Lago Vista, TX
    3.50 is about right, that's how much I would buy/sell them for. anything over that is too much
  6. tmoore8595

    tmoore8595 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Jefferson County, Al.
    I get about 1 1/2 doz./ day and sell them for $3.00/ dozen. I was advertising on Craigslist but I have quit advertising because I can not keep up with the orders. I could probably sell them for $4.00/ doz., but I am not going to raise the price. I may just have to get more chickens. I think $3.00 would be a good price to start with.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2011
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    3$ a dozen
  8. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    It definitely depends on location. I wish I could sell mine for $2.50, because that is what brown eggs from the store cost. I rarely sell any, but when I do I sell them for $2. I don't advertise, but most the people that I come across think that that is too expensive. Which it really is not, they just want something for nothing or to take advantage of me. Heck, I get weird looks when I they to sell a 1st year layer for $10. [​IMG] So.....I just give most of mine to family and friends, but I know if I need help they are there. To me that is greater than dealing with those swindling people.
  9. Moogie

    Moogie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2011
    DFW, Texas
    Quote:Tmoore, I kept my ad up for 48hours and then deleted it for the same reason - my 13 chickens couldn't keep up with the orders, either. And I'm also thinking of getting more chickens! ...a couple of silver laced wyandottes... A couple of those cute brahmas... Which means I'll have to enlarge the hoop coop... which means I'll have more eggs... [​IMG]

    The cycle of chickens.
  10. ScottyHOMEy

    ScottyHOMEy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Waldo County, Maine
    Quote:That's my approach.

    I keep seven layers. It's typical to get 7 eggs three days or better a week, rarely fewer than 5.

    It's more than we can use and we've developed a casual market of folks to give them to. On the occasions we get a dozen or two ahead of what we can use or give to friends and family, they go to the local food pantry.

    I'm a big believer (from experience) that things like that come back to you in kind, even if not from the folks who benefit directly from it.

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