Egg (for eating) price?

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

  1. Navi723

    Navi723 Out Of The Brooder

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    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?

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  2. ambrosia

    ambrosia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    I sell for $3 a dozen.
     
  4. Moogie

    Moogie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    3$ a dozen
     
  8. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    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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