How to sell my eggs!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SIMPleChick, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens are laying to the point that I have a dozen or 2 I can sell a week. I had one lady buy a dozen for 2 dollars (with the carton), they were super excited but have not come back for more. My eggs are colorful and taste great! Everyone who I have given eggs to, say they are awesome, but NO ONE wants to buy them!!! What do I do, I post on facebook and I have dozens of potential customers who said b4 that they wanted to buy some....now they aren't? 1.50 for smaller eggs and 2.00 for large eggs is not bad! So how do I sell!? I am 2 houses down from a busy street...should I put a sign on the corner when I have some for sale? I do have KSL.com classifieds here in Utah, should I put up something there?? Any Ideas??
    [​IMG] This is one of the dozens I had for sale..........
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Can you post a small handmade via computer designed advertisement in your local feed store?
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Tell you family and friends to spread the word for you. You can post flyers. You can post on Craigslist or any other free advertising network.
     
  4. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Possibly....but the feed store is in the heart of country living where everyone has chickens.....I can still try!
     
  5. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ask everywhere. The clerks of your favourite stores, facebook, emails, facebook, playgroups, senior centres, facebook. Did I mention facebook? [​IMG] If money is not such an issue as you wanting to get rid of the eggs, then ask at senior centres or food banks, or group homes if you can donate some.

    $150-$2 is cheap!
     
  6. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    craigslist
     
  7. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about at a small farmer's market? See if there are any other backyard chicken people you can combine forces with. Maybe if there are several of you selling you can make a decent profit.
     
  8. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    If all you have to get rid of are a dozen or two per week, I wouldn't bother advertising.

    What I did was to phone up friends who happened to live nearby and were also located along the route I take to town when I go for weekly groceries. I asked them if they'd like a dozen eggs dropped off each Wednesday around 9 am, sort of like milk used to be delivered by a milkman. I charge $3 for a dozen that resemble your egg box, a bit more for people really out of the way.

    I've found that when people get a service along with a commodity, they'll be happy to become regular customers.
     
  9. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    I put a note on my facebook page asking if any of my local friends wanted eggs - I charge $2.50 a half dozen - and $4.00 a dozen. I only have two or three extra dozen a week, too - but they are all taken. I figure the money helps to cover some of the feed and treats I buy for my girls.
     
  10. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    1 or 2 dozen a week is just enough for one or two new customers. It'll come to you through word of mouth. A lot of folks buy once or twice, but an egg better than they can buy in a supermarket for $1.09 doesn't interest them enough to be repeat buyers.

    I'm sure you didn't get into chickens to sell 50 dozen eggs a week. You got them because you wanted eggs and the flock keeping brings you enjoyment. If you never sell a bunch of eggs, it's OK. Enjoy your chickens. You can always feed the eggs back to the chickens for superior health. Don't grow your flock until your "business" demands it, which may never happen and that's OK.
     

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