How much to sell hatching eggs for?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Standard Hen, May 8, 2008.

  1. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
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    These would be mixed breed large brown egg layers. I am assuming I sell them for the same price that I sell them for eating? I was talking with a friend and she told me no that fertile eggs sell for more? I can't keep an eye on my rooster every minute of the day but he gets around I will say that much so what I am saying is I can not guarantee that they are fertile.
     
  2. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    You should sell them for a little more than you sell them for eating.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I would sell 6 eggs for $5.00 and 1 dozen for around $10.00 because they are mixed breed.
     
  4. tiffanya

    tiffanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too am having the same dilema. I advertised eggs for eating and have people wanting them for hatching. They are the same eggs. What are the reasons for them being more expansive as hatching eggs?
     
  5. Nikkumz

    Nikkumz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everyone around here sells them for $5 a dozen for hatching and $3 a dozen for eating....if they were pure it would be like $10.
    Since yours are mixed and your not sure of fertility i would say $5 or $6
     
  6. Nikkumz

    Nikkumz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think people charge more for hatching so they dont get ripped off by breeders you know. One lady i bought eggs from thought i was a breeder cuz i wanted hatching eggs so she tol dme $12 a dozen, when i went to pick them up and she could tell this was obvisously my first time hatching and i had my kids with me, she only charged me $6 for a dozen for hatching eggs...And there are pures mixed in
     
  7. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    depends on your market. Around here I can sell any fertile egg for $3 each. I might have to advertise a lot, and not keep too many of that kind, but good red layers of any generic sort are in big demand, and there are a lot of people who just want to try hatching them themselves.
     
  8. Meara

    Meara Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. tiffanya

    tiffanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Can you tell me more about this? What do you mean by breeders trying to rip people off buying eggs? Sorry, I am new to this.
     
  10. abritton77

    abritton77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless the eggs are of show quality or some rare chicken, why in the world are they worth anymore. I buy them locally and only ask that the person just doesn't wash them and store them pointy end down. I dont ask them to turn them and still get an 80% hatch rate.
     

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