How do you sell eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FriendlyFlyer, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. FriendlyFlyer

    FriendlyFlyer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I'm curious how everyone gets rid of their eggs. I have dozens stacking up in the fridge and I need to get rid of them. I sell some to family and friends but I need other customers. What should I do. Just so you know, I'm not really into farmer's markets, we don't have many of those around here and I need and easier way to sell my eggs.
    Do you put up a sign and have a container people drop money into (so you're not out there selling them all day)? Do you go to town? Ads? Do you deliver? Has your method been working? PLease give me anything, thank you.
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a refrigerator in the barn with an honor box in it. Have a wooden egg I put at the mail box to let my customers know I have eggs in stock. Gave out sample dozens to neighbors, friends and anyone else I thought might be interested. When talking to people in your area bring up chickens somehow and mention you sell eggs too. Perty much sell as quick as they lay now, so I have to lay off the sales pitch for a while. Have customers calling now to ask if I have eggs.
    Funny thing about the honor box. I put change enough to break a couple of twenties. Seems most everyone gives exact change or rounds up to the dollar. If I wouldn't exchange singles for twenties in the chicken fund. I could see myself next time buying feed standing at the counter counting out ones all day to pay.
     
  3. reksat

    reksat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The DW takes her sales skills to work with her and now we cant hardly keep up with the demand.Our ladies lay approx: 4 doz a week , so far we have not had a proiblem. I think its mostly by word of mouth because we dont advertise and our operation is not that big.
     
  4. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted an ad on the local craigslist. Got several individuals who wanted eggs, but then was contacted by a baker who only uses backyard eggs, so he buys all my extras. It's at a wholesale price, but as long as the chicken feed & treats are covered, I'm happy.
     
  5. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beyond what my DW sells at work, we got hooked up with a woman who has a fair share farm in which she uses eggs as part of it. That's were we come in in the tune of 6 dozen a week, she has her own chickens but not enough. In winter she buys eggs from us for a once month farmers market she is in. Actually sold her 15 doz on Saturday at $3 a doz. I would think that is a good way for you to sell your eggs if you can find someone who does Farmers market and have them sell them
     
  6. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Giving away free samples really helped me early on. A half-dozen or so to anyone that I thought looked like a good prospect. Worked often enough that it gave me the start I was looking for.

    I make it a point that every egg is washed and refrigerated and only the ones with good shell quality get sold. We eat the uglies. I also include a mix of colors.

    Check your area for small stores that cater to a "natural foods" clientele, especially if they are already selling raw milk and other such products. If your eggs are clean, presentable, and reasonably priced enough they could make some profit on their markup you may develop a big customer.

    There may be local buyers clubs in your area as well.
     

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