How much for a dozen?

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  1. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much should i charge for a dozen eggs. And how should i sell them. Like should i put a sign in my yard that says farm fresh eggs the price and my phone number or just put them in a cooler with a sign that says farm fresh eggs and the price with a can or something for money?
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Put a flyer up at your local feed store too!
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I suppose it depends upon how much feed is.

    We take a loss.. We sell a dozen & a half for $3.

    Half the time I have no eggs to use for myself because my wife constantly has some neighbor lady at the door with $3. My hens can't lay fast enough... even my kids are trying to coax the girls on.

    From 14 hens we got 6 yesterday and 9 the day before that... so we get behind in two days and my wife is ALWAYS making chocolate chip cookies and substitutes a half a cup of sugar for an extra egg.

    More than you wanted to know.
     
  4. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahaha is ok my mother will end up doing that too.
     
  5. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2008
    Houston(ish)
    There is a lady in Katy Texas (kinda close to me) who advertises her eggs on Craigslist for $3 a dozen.

    Here is her Link <-------Klick
     
  6. KrisRose

    KrisRose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2007
    Davison, MI.
    I charge 2 bucks for a dozen. If I were you I would check the price of eggs in markets. Free range/organic eggs you can charge alot more for.
    Also do you live in an area with foodies??? A sure sign that they are around is lots of small trendy restaurants. They pay big bucks for local organic eggs. They are not where I live but might be in your neck of the woods.
     
  7. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great ideas Thanks every one.
     
  8. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    I charge £2.00 per doz for mine here in the Uk, I also started a local egg delivery business by putting flyers in all the houses in the surrounding little villages, on average I can sell 25 doz eggs per week, it started small but has really taken off as the word has gotten round. I dont have people calling to the house so delivery to their homes is more viable for me.

    Good luck and if you would like a copy of the flyer I use Pm me.....
     
  9. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    I charge $3 or barter something worth that in trade so that I can say that I am not technically "selling" the eggs. don't want to fuss about rules etc....
     
  10. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    Quote:We charge $3.00 per dz. Dh made a large egg box and have a sign on a dry erase board. I did give out my cell phone # which is strictly use for farm business only. We have a mason jar in the box for the money. Made $9.00 in sales yesterday. Good Luck with your sells.
     

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