How many dozen should i have on hand ????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by adorable, May 26, 2008.

  1. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to put a sign at the end of my driveway saying eggs for sale. I dont want to buy another fridge.I am out in the country of course i dont have alot of traffic. But some. I was wondering how many dozen of eggs i should keep ahead so i wouldnt run out everyday.?Then after about a month i should have more of idea.[​IMG]
     
  2. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like to have 5 dozen available. Most of the people who stop want 2 dozen, but I have people who always want more.
     
  3. amysflock

    amysflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I had thought to ask that question before I advertised my eggs for sale to my office mates. I had 2.5 dozen in the fridge, and my 7 hens were laying 6 eggs per day consistently, so I thought maybe a few takers would help us prevent the glut of eggs I felt sure would be overwhelming our fridge shortly.

    However, my co-workers went nuts (I work in the city but live in the country) and I got orders for 9 (!) dozen! That same night, the girls only laid 4 eggs, and it's been hit and miss since. (I think they're on strike, or trying to unionize, or something.) I have only delivered four dozen so far (in a week) and am currently back ordered until the second week of June (that's hopeful). My husband is feeling shorted on eggs (we didn't eat any this weekend). We need more chickens!

    I hope no one wants me to supply every week...I'll never catch up!

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  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I had 20 doz when I hung my first sign and they were sold out in 2 days. [​IMG] I took the sign down and never hung it up again. A lot depends on how busy your road is and the demand for farm fresh eggs.

    Jody
     
  5. babychickfarmer

    babychickfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have a little farmstore and we sell our eggs out there. Everytime I put a dozen out there they are gone in a flash, sometimes I stalk up and put about 15-20 dozen for a weekend and they will all be gone by the friday night....it gets so bad that poeple will actually go into our coop and collect they're own eggs (only when I tell them its alright) They sell like crazy and even at $4.00/dozen.

    I would say stalk up all week and then put your sign out one day a week selling what you have collected.. [​IMG] The women down the road does this and she gets a lot of business doing it this way because people know when to expect the eggs, and you can' blame 'em cause farm fresh eggs are so yummy!
     
  6. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like you need more hens....
     

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