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Fresh Eggs for sale!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Our Roost, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Our Roost

    Our Roost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have finally reached the point where we are getting more eggs than we can eat or give away to friends and relatives. Our initial idea has been to sell eggs to offset the cost of feed prices. An attractive fresh egg road sign will go up shortly! My question is, whats a fair price to ask for eggs? I surely dont package them by small, medium, or large either. The girls wont cooperate when I ask them to do that. What you see is what you get is their reply! Sooo being new to selling eggs verses buying them from the grocery store, we dont know what price should be asked for fresh brown eggs of a mixed variety of size. How about it guys, how much are you getting?
     
  2. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check your local Craig's List...it could well give you a good idea of the going rate in your area. I've seen them here for as high as $4/doz, but I sell mine (and most others do too) for $3/doz. It's what you pay in the store for so called "organic, free range" eggs.
     
  3. Jenny1

    Jenny1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was at sprouts yesterday and thier eggs were 229 for a dozen white factory milled eggs. The brown/organic/freerange/vegetarian fed ones were 519 a dozen.

    Sometimes you get more buisiness when you ask for more money- people think it is cool or something.

    So, I would say put up TWO craigslist ads- one for 3 bucks a dozen, one for 5. See what happens. :)
     
  4. I sell mine for $3/dozen, but since only 40 of my 80 chickens are laying now, it certainly isn't enough to offset feed costs. But oh well, I don't think I'd lose any business if I jacked up the price a little bit. I know a place around here that sells fresh eggs for 6 dollars and do pretty well, but that seems a little much too me......

    ~~Ms.B :)
     
  5. Our Roost

    Our Roost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow! were we wrong.Thinking more like $175.oo per dozen. We are going to be rich!!!! Thanks for the feedback.
     
  6. Jenny1

    Jenny1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that how much its costing you? Because thats about my cost per dozen right now too![​IMG]
     
  7. JeffOeuf

    JeffOeuf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to see what other free-range sellers are charging. There are so many chickens around here that $1.50 a dozen is the going price. Only a small circle of inner-city granola-eaters would pay a premium for "organic", since most everyone free ranges and feeds good quality, but not "certified" feed. Tough market.
     
  8. Our Roost

    Our Roost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because of Michigan and other states drout this past year, our feed prices have already taken a significant jump in price. The Agricultural farming representative that deals with our government has said this morning in an interview that if the farming bill does not pass, we can expect to pay $18.00 dollars a bushel for corn continuing on into next year. Currently it is at about $7.50 per bushel. He also said the cost of Milk, Eggs and Pork would rise dramitically. I have 20 laying hens and do this as a hobby mostly, but get the benefeit of meat and eggs in the process. We never intended to do this for any profit but to break even at best while getting eggs and meat would be worth our efforts. Within the last 2 months I have noticed a jump in prices in the grocery store on milk and bacon specifically. Egg prices have went up a little also. I feel good about doing a service to myself and the local community by selling some really tasty fresh eggs! I havent done the math between eggs and our feed costs as yet but we will start at $2.00 per dozen and watch how the market fairs out. Thanks for the feedback.
     

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