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How much do YOU sell your eggs for?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickens? WOW, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Chickens? WOW

    Chickens? WOW Out Of The Brooder

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    I am going to start to get eggs in August and September from my girls this year. I have just been wondering how much to sell the eggs for. I have done some different calculations and I can sell my eggs for 3.00 and still make some head way. I wanted to see how much you guys' sell your eggs for. I have heard alot of people base their amount of nearby stores, but my stores are about 3.56 and if I go higher then that it seems really expensive. So... just wondering what you experts say. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just like any salesperson you got to sell your item on its merit not on price. To compare the price to store bought is fine but you sell yours based on freshness,quality,no hormones or whatever else is special about YOUR eggs. You tell people store may be cheaper but yours are 4 days old vs. the stores may be 2 months old,yours free range or are cage free vs.commercial eggs that are caged all the time. Store bought commercial eggs around where I live are roughly $2 a dozen and cage free are about $4,so I sell mine at $4 and tell them they fresher than you will ever buy at a store. I sell to a woman for $3,she buys between 6/15 dozen at a time, and she resells them at a farmers market for $4.50. I have seen people selling fresh at $5 at farmers markets. See if you can find other people selling eggs around where you live and what they are going for. Craigs List often has eggs for sale from people in your area. I hope this helps.[​IMG]
     
  3. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 20 layers. I sell my eggs for $3/doz and make enough money to cover their cost for food and our personal egg consumption. Works out perfect.
     
  4. janinepeters

    janinepeters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in MA and sell for $5/dozen. It is expensive, but I always have people asking for more, because they know our chickens have a better life than any others around. They free range in a large fenced in area, where they can forage in compost, on grass, among shrubs, and rest and dust bath in the shade under apple trees. Because we are certified Predator Friendly, we put extra effort (and money) into keeping them safe without harming predators.

    My husband jokes that if you figured in the time we spend on keeping them safe and happy, we'd have to charge $100/dozen just to break even, and he's probably just about right!
     
  5. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

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    I'm in WV and I sell my eggs for $3 a dozen. We are free range and organic, though.
     
  6. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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    $3 a dozen for organic free range multi-colored eggs at our farm
     
  7. desertmarcy

    desertmarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I grade mine by size and sell $4 for large, $4.50 extra large and $5 jumbo, but they are also soy-free and organic (not certified though). I know a lot of people mix the sizes and I used to do that, but I thought it was only fair to charge more for bigger eggs. If you do the math, the price per ounce is actually about the same.
     
  8. janinepeters

    janinepeters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should add that I do mix the sizes, but sell only size large and up. We eat the smaller ones, any that look funny. Customers always get big, clean, pretty eggs.
     
  9. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am in the same boat,my future accountant daughter says I will be selling eggs til I am 100 and before we will be even.[​IMG]
     
  10. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    We sell to neighbors and friends 2.50 doz with carton to trade 2.75 without and varied sizes.... In the store they run 3.29 and up in my area.
     

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