Egg prices for pheasants

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by tonini3059, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    I tried looking but had no luck so I figured I would ask. What do you charge for pheasant eggs? I have both red and yellow golden, lady amherst, reeves and elliots. I would like to sell some eggs this spring but have no idea what to charge. Also if you have any other breeds that you sell add them as well for future reference. Thanks.
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Hi Brandy and Brandon,
    In N.H. the red goldens go for 2.50-3.00 ea
    yellow goldens 2.50-3.00ea
    reeves 4.00-5.00 ea
    silvers 4.00-5.00 ea
    amherst 5.00-6.00 ea
    eliots 10.00-12.00 ea
    I choose not to sell eggs but rather hatch and grow out and sell the chicks.
     
  3. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    Thanks, thats a good start, I never realized that they were so much though. I would like to sell chicks but have had no luck last year hatching eggs so I am hesitant on trying. I figured if people wanted the eggs and are willing to take the chance I will let them, it makes it easier on me.
     
  4. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Put 'em on ebay and they'll go higher than that too a lot of the time, especially the elliot's. Watched a buddy of mine on there with them last year, sets of 6 hit $100 or better every time. reeves, they go crazy over on there too for some reason, silvers never sell too high, the gold and amherst do decent too, $40- $60 for sets of 6 or so aint too uncommon. This is all ebay averages now. Private sells, Tony's prices are about right on...
     
  5. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    You may get good amounts on ebay- but remember you have listing fees, final value fees, and then paypal fees. Never seems like much until you get the monthly bill from ebay.

    Depending on how many birds you have- you will need enough to produce an auctions worth the eggs in less than 3 days. For example if you have a trio of Elliots, they lay an egg every other day so in 3 days the most you would be able to collect is 4 eggs, then hope that none are cracked or dirty. So if you sell an auction for 4 Elliot eggs- you would not be able to send any extras.

    Also you will get bidders that purchase a few auctions for different ones and then want them shipped together- which sounds easy- until the birds are not all producing at the same time.

    Then add in that most buyers will only want you to ship on Monday or Tuesday, so now that means you can only collect eggs for shipping on maybe Friday, then Sat, Sun & Mon.

    We ship thousands of eggs- we ship on Mon, Tues, Wed, & Fri. Eggs sent on Friday usually there on Monday. I normally box eggs for a minimum of 6 hrs each day I ship.

    If you sell eggs- be prepared for everything to be your fault- eggs weren't fertile, eggs were to old, etc, etc, etc. It is NEVER the buyers fault- even though you will hear things like- OH I NEED TO PUT WATER IN THE INCUBATOR, WHAT TEMP ARE THEY SUPPOSE TO BE AT, THIS IS MY FIRST TIME INCUBATING (which is always my favorite----- so for your first time trying incubation you decided to start with some expensive eggs!)

    Make sure you put a Delivery conformation (.85) on each package. We went to Click-n-Ship so we get Delivery Conformations free, which saved us over $1000 this year.

    Have fun- it's NOT easy money like so many think it is!

    Randy www.spectrumranch.net
     
  6. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    I fully agree there Randy,
    I sell about the same as you sounds like. about half on ebay and half private sells.The ebay folks are always the worst at keeping happy. They like to black male you with feedback, especially now since you cant give them anything but positives?????
    Anyway, mine on ebay always sell threw the roof. and I just tell them in the auction, I ship 2-3 times a week, Mondays-Wed and Fridays, pretty much same as you. Put like you said, you have to be willing to put up with all kinds of wild accusations, from buyer who have absolutely no idea what they are doing!! Like you were getting at, can get kind of funny at time to hear what they say.....
    Just part of it..
     
  7. kartking22

    kartking22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ring neck eggs are cheap. I was selling two years ago before they flooded e-Bay with eggs. I found that I can sell day-old chicks locally and cut out the e-Bay fees with a larger profit. Most buyers looking for birds would rather buy chicks rather than eggs any day. I'm not sure yet if my idea of chicks vs. eggs is going to work out yet but I'm very hopeful. I know that I'm going to need to sell my extra eggs again in the spring but hopefully to people that know the chances of incubation. I would rather trade eggs or give them away rather than sell and have a bad reputation. I sent traded and free eggs last year all over the US last year with none cracked or broken. I think that I may have found the perfect way to send pheasant eggs if anyone wants the secret. A recipient of my eggs did actually post pics on BYC, when recieved.
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    I sell alot of eggs on e-bay, I never ship eggs over 2 days old, and only ship on Mon. thru Wed. Rest are incubated or sold local.

    I keep a 100% rating with 5 stars. Reason never had a broken egg in over 4 years shipping, never ship old or dirty eggs. Alway ship extras.

    I try to treat the buyer as I would want to be treated.


    Only trouble I have had is with people selling eggs, not my buyers. Heck got some duck eggs, after the float test that float to top of the water.(that means weeks old)

    So I think e-bay is a great place to sell hatching eggs. Just do your homework and take care of your buyers. Sold many on eggbid also,,,,,,

    Proud of my feedback.


    http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=bgcbird&ftab=AllFeedback
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Note the price on these eggs, with days to go, also seller with 100% feedback get the best prices.

    Note the ringneck eggs going for over 5.00 each. these are listed now.


    http://cgi.ebay.com/6-Red-Golden-Ph...emQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2304afbd63


    http://cgi.ebay.com/4-RINGNECK-PHEASANT-FERTILE-HATCHING-EGGS-INCUBATOR_W0QQitemZ120511397705QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item1c0f09ff49


    Now
    i dont know these sellers or am I tring to sell anything!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Just do your best to take care of those that buy from you, I alway check with them to see how they received the eggs.
     
  10. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Good to hear you have not had any problems, Deerman! I also treat the buyer as I would want to be treated. I send extra eggs 99% of the time; I have had some buyers that are a pain in the butt or demand me to do this and that before I even send the eggs- THEY do not get extra eggs! But we have also replaced eggs free of charge for some buyers.

    We email our customers with tracking numbers. We suggest to our customer to pick the eggs up at the post office IF possible so the eggs do not have to bounce around with the mailman to the house. We live about 5 miles from the post office- but if i would have the mailman bring them to the house--- he puts on over 100 miles before he gets to us on his route. So that is 100+ miles of bouncing around on gravel roads in the back seat of a car before we get them; So our post office holds all packages and calls us for me to pick them up at the post office.

    We also make GUARANTEES in our egg auctions! IF you choose to have them sent by Priority mail, (which most of our priority shipments get there in 2 to 3 days) but they take more than seven days to get there- we will replace the eggs for free. We also replace or refund any broken eggs.

    We have only had a few boxes out of thousands that have had any eggs broken. But here is an example of my luck- People bought 3 peacock eggs- i sent 5 eggs, one had a crack in it when they received them. They were persistant on me sending a replacement for the cracked one, Which in my mind was a free extra! I sent the replacement egg- but added them to my blocked buyers list and sent there name to several of my friends so they could block them as well.

    I am proud of my feedback also: http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=spectrumranch&ftab=AllFeedback

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    am at 99.5% as i had one negative feedback from a buyer that received eggs in good shape, but was only able to hatch one egg, so they left negative feedback after I would not let them bully me into sending more eggs.
     

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