Have you ever bartered for eggs??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Momagain1, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    I just had a college student come to me and say she has
    been thinking about tutoring my son in Literature/vocab (she loves that and adores my son)..but
    she knows we are tight on money and wants to trade for eggs!!

    She came to us and asked...she said oh..maybe a dozen every couple weeks or so...

    uhmm...thats like super cheap lol..

    I think once all my girls start laying..I can afford to give her at least a dozen a week...
    I have 25 age laying girls..but only 7 are laying right now..they just started...

    in another 7 weeks I'll have 5 more age laying hens...so we'd have 30 layers...

    WDYT? Its just her and her hubby...a dozen a week??

    what have you traded for?
  2. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Part of my son's music lesson fee, bales of straw
  3. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2010
    North Carolina
    You will be getting over 20 eggs per day. If I were you I'd price my eggs at current market value in your region, then look on craigslist for the current market value of an hour of tutoring and then come up with an even exchange.

    Good luck!

    I don't barter myself, but I am very intrigued by the process and would do it if the opportunity arose. [​IMG]
  4. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    I have never bartered but I sure would. It would benefit both parties. I would have to say since tutoring isn't really cheap, I would probably give when the girls were laying good, 2 dozen a week.
  5. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Our friend said she could give us some pumpkins, tomatoes and cantalope for eggs
  6. twistedwire

    twistedwire Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 2, 2011
    Quote:I agree-you don't want her to think about this later and feel ripped off.

    I've not bartered for eggs, but certainly many other things [​IMG] I love that my eggs can be given as tips to people too-a neighbor who plowed our drive, my farrier, etc. Comes in handy when cash is short!
  7. chrissum

    chrissum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 28, 2007
    After school care!
  8. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2011
    SE Idaho
    If it is only the two of them, they may not need more than a dozen a week. Do you have a garden where you can supplement the eggs, maybe throw in carrots or cucumbers, etc.? If you are a cook, bake her something to add with the eggs. [​IMG]
  9. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    I personally do not barter. I believe it could turn out ugly and someone is going to feel cheated in the end. This is my own opinion though.

    Good luck! Although, trading eggs for garden fruit and vegetables doesn't sound half bad. I'd sell my eggs if I had a chance. [​IMG]
  10. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    She is a good person w/a great heart and she's the one who said its been on her heart to tutor my son in lit...
    she is a Youth Group leader with our church and she said she thought maybe a dozen every couple wks or so..
    I offered her more of course..but I'm not sure if she can use more than a dozen at least a week...

    I didnt ask her..this was soething she came up with..she wants to do it...I didnt ask her at all or even make mention
    of it...

    however; I do pay a tutor $7 a session 1-2 sessions a wk.. to tutor my son in Grammar..her price not mine...
    our churchis awesome and we have great ppl who are so into helping...

    good idea about extra veggies!! or maybe even some homemade goodies!

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