How much should I sell my eggs for?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by melodyrg, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. melodyrg

    melodyrg Out Of The Brooder

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    When I start getting eggs this summer, I plan on selling them. I think that $3 dollars a dozen is a fair price considering they'll be white, brown and blue eggs and that they're organic. My grandmother disagrees with me and says that I should sell them for $1 a dozen. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    At $3 a dozen, you will still not make a profit. I would rather give my eggs away to friends than to get $1 a dozen.
     
  3. 4hchickmama

    4hchickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are you located? The cheapest I see fresh, farm raised, pastured, eggs go for around here is $4. Your eggs are better quality than what is in the store, and cost more to produce...and those are more than $1 a dozen.
     
  4. melodyrg

    melodyrg Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in Southcentral Pa
     
  5. 4hchickmama

    4hchickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you look at the craigslist postings in your area, most are selling for $3/doz. There is no way I would sell for less than that.
     
  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Grandma hasn't bought any feed lately has she? You'll be lucky to break even at $3 a dozen.
     
  7. 4hchickmama

    4hchickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I was thinking the same thing! Feed is $12-$20/50lb bag. That lasts me about 2 weeks with 20 birds. I'm lucky to get 24 eggs in those two weeks. Soooooo yeah. Not really worth time or money to sell them for $1/doz. I sell mine personally for $4 if they have a carton or $5 if they bring back one. When my ducks start laying, I will be selling those for more. I also have quail who are going to be laying soon and I haven't decided what i will charge for those eggs yet. I might just eat them all myself.
     
  8. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    Well, there you go. Feed is (say $16) every two weeks. That's $8 a week. You get 12 eggs a week. That means, if you don't eat any of them, you need to charge $8 a dozen to break even! [​IMG] Of course, that is not counting water, power, grit, oyster shell, supplements, meds, wormers, or housing (original cost and upkeep) or even your time in feeding, care, cleaning, etc. $8 would be a bargan!

    But seriously, some areas of the country will pay $5 or $6 a dozen, an around here, people sell theirs for $1.50 a dozen. They are worth whatever anyone will pay you for them. Just remember, if you sell the first ones for $1 a dozen, people will never want to pay you more than that. I'd ask $4 to start, if you don't get any takers, drop it to $3. Offer .50 off if they bring you two egg cartons. They'll likely want to bring you more than that, trade them! You will always need egg cartons.

    Good Luck!
     
  9. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On the Austin, tx CL eggs sell for $2-$5 per dozen, organic eggs being in the higher end.
     

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