How to sell eggs in Central Illinois.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dljohnson, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Dljohnson

    Dljohnson Out Of The Brooder

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    We have about 50 hens and get about 2 dozen eggs a day, presently. Our biggest problem is we do not know how to get started in getting them sold. Any ideas? South of Decatur.
     
  2. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would call your local USDA office and ask. There are a lot of rules regarding eggs for human consumption. I don't sell eggs at a market but here in Florida, if I did, I would have to mark mine "not for human consumption or Fertile eggs for hatching. I sell eggs through work and to friends and I donate eggs to the local food pantries who are happy to have them. My daughter sells some of our eggs to her teachers, Right now all of our layers are not old enough but a few years ago we had 55 layers and more eggs than I knew what to do.

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  3. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve. :frow
     
  4. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    Good luck!
    If all else fails you can always give them as presents - a box of eggs is always a popular gift amongst our friends. :D
     
  5. kmollyhughes

    kmollyhughes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sell sell sell. Work, neighbors, Craigslist. We have a feed store here that gives store credit for them and then they sell them. I have my three year old walk through my work and my hubbys shop and she sells them all..even makes tips. Lol I have also traded friends for baked goods. Yummmmm
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I just came across a thread called "Illinois Traders," ( you could put that in the search box) they sell & trade - maybe something would work out for you.
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  9. cypressdrake

    cypressdrake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make an accout on craigslist. Click on your state, and then your closest city. Then make you an account, Then post your ad. At the bottom of your add you can put keywords like fresh eggs, chick, chicken, poultry. This will help your ad pull up more views. Craigslist is a good way to advertise for free. Good Luck!
     
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