How much do you all sell your eggs for?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ThePigeonKid, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much do you all sell your eggs for? (Per doz)

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    The answers will be all over the place, based on the "pricey" factor of anyone's area. $2 all the way to $5.

    Not really a good answer for you. But, I will say this. You invest a lot in the birds, in their brooding, raising, chores, facilities, costly feed and care. Don't sell eggs at a loss. Why would you go through all that one goes through in finances and labor just to subsidize someone's eggs?

    Want to gift folks with eggs? Great. We do too. But I will NOT sell eggs below cost. That's right at $2.50.
     
  3. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is costing me $3.99 per doz and I am only getting $2.50 to $3.00/Per doz. [​IMG]

    No one wants to pay more than $3 [​IMG]
     
  4. Josie360

    Josie360 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sell my chicken eggs for 3.50$ a dozen if I provide the carton and 3$ a dozen if you provide the carton. I haven't figured out how much to ask for duck eggs [​IMG] . I just went to a Farmer's Market in Austin and they were asking 4$, 5$ and 6$ per dozen depending on which vendor you stopped at.
     
  5. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get $2 a half dozen or $3 for a dozen, however my 4 year old is selling them so I think she gets a better price then what I would.
     
  6. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I free range my chickens and give them Avia Charge 2000.
     
  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Quote:Have you done the break down on that figure? I'd be interested in seeing your figures. Without photocopying our records, which are precise and accurate, I'll give you mine, as a thumbnail.

    Brooding/Raising cost per pullet to POL. $10-$12 Add another $40 to feed/care for laying pullet for remainder of year to hatch anniversary. Total cost at one year=$52. So, that pullet must lay 20 dozen (240 eggs) at $3 per dozen to generate $60. Profit per hen at one year anniversary of hatch= $8.
    Second laying year will considerably more profitable. $16-$18, per laying hen, depending on performance.

    These costs are based on current average for feed at $19.50 per 100 pounds.

    Hope that helps.
     
  8. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    $2.00/dozen. That's just enough to cover feed costs, and we get our eggs for free. [​IMG]
     
  9. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get $2 a dozen.
     
  10. JenBirdRansom

    JenBirdRansom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get $7 a dozen. My clientele is snooty hoity toity and I maket them as deluxe and organic and my labels are amusing. It's the "mama granola" crowd that I cater to. They love paying more and getting them "right from my backyard". Crazy. I started by selling them to someone I have worked for for about 3 years and then she told her friends and now I just deliver what I have to one house and they fight over them amongst themselves. More Crazy.
     

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