How much should I be charging for eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FingerLakesChick, May 21, 2008.

  1. FingerLakesChick

    FingerLakesChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With the rising price of eggs in stores; I was wondering what I should be charging for my "far superior" quality eggs. I have been charging $3/dozen.

    And can you believe a customer's husband did a [​IMG] at me when I told him the price is $3 please; NOT $2 (that he tried to give me)!!
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    I had 2 last year but am gooing to raise to 2 50 this year.
     
  3. FingerLakesChick

    FingerLakesChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our local grocery store is currently charging $2.46/dozen. And we all know how those compare to our own eggs.
     
  4. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    Wow you guys get ripped off at a grocery store. The egg market is only arroudn the 1's lol that 1 more doller the grocery store gets. Than I would also check for organic too. I stay between organic and cage bird eggs.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2008
  5. SueNH

    SueNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting $3.50 a doz and the local health food store sells the for $4.99

    The health food store buys them from the locals and pays them $2.25.
     
  6. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was at $2/dz. I just went up to $3/dz.
     
  7. FingerLakesChick

    FingerLakesChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The local grocery store does gouge us a little bit, it's either buy from them or drive 20 miles to a larger chain store. But I did do some research on the web and the average price the consumer pays for a dozen eggs is right now at $2.16.
     
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  8. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    My susgestion is just stay between your closest store egg prices and organic prices. If i ever go over the organic is no busness for me. If there is no organic in you area... You can charge as much as you want. Also calculate you feed costs and amout of eggs per day.
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I sell my better than organic [​IMG] eggs for $3.50 a dozen - 50 cents more if I have to supply the carton.
     
  10. amysflock

    amysflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just took my first egg orders yesterday and given the overwhelming response from my co-workers, I'm thinking I should have said $2.50 or $3 per dozen instead of $2!

    As it is, I'm now backlogged until at least the 6th of June with folks on my "list." Like my boss said, I may need to order more chickens so I can feed everyone! Yikes.
     

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