It seems the market is flooded in my area right now. I live in a small town ( 150 people) surrounded by small towns. In the next town over, ( maybe 200 people) there are "eggs for sale" signs popping up everywhere. I've seen 4 new ones in the last few weeks... I've got about 40 hens, and we get on average 3 dozen eggs a day. I don't think I've sold 5 dozen eggs in the last 3 weeks.... I've given a bunch away, done a ton of baking, and need to get to pickling, but we're still just overrun with them. I try to feed them back to the hens when I can, but since I had surgery 2 weeks ago, I"m further behind, and we actually THREW AWAY 10 dozen last week that just piled up on the sunporch ( and due to temp. fluctuations we were concerned about their quality-- we didnt' just throw "good" eggs) We already dropped our egg prices over the winter ( even our winter sales went down, where the 2 previous winters, we couldn't keep enough on hand) I'm sure at least 1 or 2 of the egg sellers will stop, tire of selling, or find that they don't want to over-winter their chickens, but that still leaves a long summer ahead of waiting and seeing....... I'm at the point where I wonder if it's time to sell or give away the majority of my flock, and just keep a few for our own needs.. I"m sure I can't be the only one who's run into this-- and wonder what you all have done? It costs so much to feed these guys, that having little or no egg sales is going to be a big deal soon. We used to sell enough to buy most of their feed, and the expense out of our pockets was acceptable. Now, it is all out of pocket and we need to do something..... Suggestions? Ideas?