how many eggs do you eat? vs. how many you sell/give away?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by phaethona, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. phaethona

    phaethona Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2010
    I hope I posted this in the right spot, thought this might be fun,

    some of us have hundreds of chickens, some have just 1 or 2, so I'm curious:

    how many eggs do you get everyday? how many do you eat? how many do you sell or give out?

    me: I have 11 hens in my backyard, I get about 8-10 a day. we probably sell 2-3 dozen a week to friends and neighbors, and we eat the rest. since we got chickens, we do eat a lot more eggs than before, it's not unusual for me to fry up a couple with a piece of toast(for any meal, not just breakfast!) [​IMG]

    what about you?
  2. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    Probably way to many. 4 scrambled for breakfast, 2 over easy with toast at 10pm and If I put up pickeled eggs, everytime I walk by and see them down one go's. I have 11 hens and have never sold a one. If they start backing up in the frig the wife bakes something. Nothing better than fresh free range eggs. The wife says they will probably kill me but I figure at 147 lbs better than booze or some of the nasty other habbits out there. rj
  3. roverjohn

    roverjohn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    I've got nine girls and get about 56 eggs/week. The dog and I eat three a day five times a week. Doing the math I sell about 3.4 dz/week
  4. phaethona

    phaethona Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2010
    Quote:agreed! [​IMG]

    I didn't really like eggs at all, and rarely ate them when we were buying store bought. Now, not only do I LOVE my chickens' eggs, I crave them! I can't imagine going back. It's those lovely, HUGE, yummy yolks! [​IMG]
  5. Patoot

    Patoot Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2010
    I just started getting eggs Thursday, but I was in the 14 day withdrawal time after worming so I haven't eaten any. That "ban" ended Saturday, but I've yet to have one because I was worried about the wormer. I think you may have helped convince me to go for it. Do they really taste that different? I still only have one girl laying so I get one a day so far.

    I am a huge egg eater since I do low carb and there's not a lot of options for breakfast. There are some days when I have eaten 5-6 eggs, but usually I will have 2 for breakfast and often 2 more as hard boiled in egg salad.

    I have 4 RIR and I seriously doubt we will have enough left over to sell or give away btwn my husband and I. We can easily eat 4 a day btwn the two of us.

  6. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2010
    I have about 46-49 chickens...I need to go count again cause my sister just gave me 3 BCM! Any how I get 18-22 eggs a day. Lots of my girls are still pullets. We eat up to 15+ a day unless I make deviled eggs then its WAY more. I give my grandma about 1 dozen a week and I sell 1 dozen a week.
  7. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    My comparison would be-- store bought -10, home raised, feed only fed. 0 and free range +10. Those greens and little insects sure changes the taste of eggs. rj
  8. Rachel'sFlock

    Rachel'sFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    we have 6 chooks, and get, on average (so far, after 3 weeks of laying) 5 eggs a day.
    Hubs eats 3 a day (4 if they're little) and I eat, about 4 a week.
    I have only given 9 eggs away. 3 to my hairdresser and 6 to my parents. One day, I hope to sell some, but it is hard to imagine right now! How could I put a price on those little gems? (although, in my community, eggs like ours go for $4 a dozen, so, we'll see).

    Cool thread!

    Brightest Blessings
  9. louloubean

    louloubean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2009
    OC, NY
    we eat almost all of the eggs.
    we are a family of four egg-loving humans and 7 barred rock layers (they are getting old and slowing down - the new flock hasn't started laying yet!)
    we easily eat 5 a day sometimes more, some less! plus baking almost a dozen a week. i do freeze quiches and some raw for the winter.
  10. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm getting on the average 15 eggs a day. Selling 4 dozen a week and giving away 2 or 3 dozen a week...DH and I eat about a dozen/week unless he makes breakfast burritos to take with him when he is out of town for work.

    DH could not eat eggs before our girls started laying; store bought eggs always cause diarrhea for him. But now he has no problem and loves to have over-easy eggs when he is home.

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