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Going rate for turkey eggs?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Blisschick, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    I have a buyer, but I'm not sure what to charge him. They are mixed color heritage turkeys. I'm thinking $11-12.00 per dozen?
     
  2. thebirdguy

    thebirdguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds pretty fair... I have seen them go for 3 times that or more on ebay...
     
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    $2.50-$3.00 an egg.

    That's the medium range I found when I surveyed the field of all online turkey hatching egg breeders that I could find last year.
     
  4. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    I was looking at what the starting bids were on eBay, but they weren't a good indicator, since some people started the bids at .99 for 6 eggs. I know for a fact they go for much more than that, and I saw some where the bids had way exceeded what you'd pay in cash for them, so that wasn't much of a help, either. I was thinking at least $1 per egg, since poults sell at least $8 apiece. I had no idea that eggs could go for more than that. I guess I'll tell him $24, since they're mixed.
     
  5. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    I agree with 3.00 per egg . . . if your talking fertile hatching eggs.
     
  6. SED

    SED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    $2 each for mixed breed sounds fair to me. I have seen "pure breeds" go for $3-$4 each.
     
  7. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    I agree with at LEAST $2 per egg, but I would likely ask $2.50-3 per egg. Turkeys cost a lot to feed and produce those eggs!! Even mutt breed turks! So, I'd say a minimum of $24 per dozen.
     
  8. Thomasturkey

    Thomasturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I understand wanting to supplement your feed bill and having the turkeys pay there way. But I won't go broke if I don't charge for eggs. When I was a kid, my mentor gave me some eggs to hatch. I will never forget. I am a sucker for kids that are interested in raising turkeys. I will never charge them anything. To me the kids hold the future for these turkeys. If I can get a kid to love turkeys, then the turkeys have a future.
     
  9. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    For kids doing 4-H, FFA, or school projects I'd probably just give them the eggs. I like encouraging them.
     
  10. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    This is an adult breeder who also buys and sells chickens. If it were kids, I probably would give them away.
     

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