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Egg pricing by the dozen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by barney, May 26, 2008.

  1. barney

    barney In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2008
    Buckley, Washington
    [​IMG] Hi!

    I've sold some eggs recently.
    Silkies-- $2.00 a dozen
    Green eggs--$5.00 a dozen
    Brown eggs--$3.00 a dozen
    Should I change the price and make it higher or should I keep them priced the way they are? [​IMG]
  2. Josie

    Josie Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Wow, $5 for green eggs!
    Egg markets vary by area. If you are selling out fast, you can try raising your prices.
  3. Tutter

    Tutter Songster

    Apr 12, 2008
    N. California
    You're doing very well! I've also found that colored eggs have the interest of buyers in my area.

    Like Josie, I wonder how quickly they are selling. Are you selling all you have?
  4. Not sure what feed is costing you but sounds like a pretty good market price to me.
    I'd be skeptical of raising prices, you can price yourself "OUT"!
  5. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    We sell the brown eggs $3/doz or 2 doz/$5. With organic eggs around $3/dozen (some places a little higher, some a little lower) we found we can't sell them for any more than that. Without the quantity discount, most only buy 1 dozen but at 2/$5, I can sell 4 dozen at a time without a problem. I think that's great that you are getting $5/doz for the green ones!! (I also do my bantam eggs $2/doz.)
  6. barney

    barney In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2008
    Buckley, Washington
    Thank you all for answering my egg price question.We have 3 Americanas ( they have tufted cheeks so the are mixed with Areucanas), 2 silkies, 3 Buff Orphs. 3 lace tipped Wynodottes.

    I'm selling the eggs to make money for our feeding mission. We cook every week for about 90-100 people and growing.
    These eggs are used for the meal too.
    We pay about $11.and change (My husband buys it)
    at the feed store for.

    The chickens are darn cute and they give you something back! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. lengel

    lengel Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    Oh my word! How many eggs do you get a week if you're feeding so many people and still have enough to sell?
  8. barney

    barney In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2008
    Buckley, Washington
    We are not making just eggs for the feed, but we do use the eggs if the recipe calls for t. THis week we will be making meatloaf. We'll use the eggs for that meal.

    Today our garden for the feeding mission was planted in one of our fields. We will use the veggies for the feeding mission . We'll also can and freeze when we have a abundance of crops.

    Thanks for your reply. Chris (AKA Barney) [​IMG]
  9. chickenshadow

    chickenshadow Songster

    Mar 28, 2008
    We were giving away all our extras and people kept trying to give us
    money. We finally settled on $2 a dozen to cover the feed expense.
  10. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Songster

    Mar 22, 2008
    Folkston, Georgia
    Barney I applaud you. Your doing a great service to humanity. My 22 year old daughter was just talking to me about trying to start something similiar here. She just don't know how to get started, got any tips for her? Sure would appreciate it. She lost her sister last year and this is the first thing she has really shown interest in since. [​IMG]

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