Just considering...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LinckHillPoultry, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    Upping the price on my eggs I sell. I currently am selling 1 dz. eggs for $1. My goal is to eventially be able to pay for my poultry feed with my eggs money... but I'll never be able to reach that goal at the price I'm selling them for. I have more hens, so when they all grow up I'll have lots of eggs.
    I sell about 5-6 dz. a week.

    Should I up it to $1.25 a week?

    Tell me what you guys think. What do you guys sell eggs for?
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    It totally depends on where you live. I suggest you check your local Craigslist, feedstore bulletin boards and local papers to see what others are selling them for in your area.

    Here we sell ours for between $2.00 - $2.50 a dozen.
  3. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    I agree with Chirpy, it definitely depends on where you live.

    My cousin sells her eggs for $2.50 a dozen or $3.50 for 18. Either way, farm fresh eggs for a dollar a dozen is a steal, so I would imagine people would pay at least 25 cents more.
  4. chickensista

    chickensista Songster

    Feb 23, 2008
    The farmer's markets and smaller farms get $4/dozen around here! If my hens ever get in gear, I plan on selling extras for $3/dozen.
  5. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Songster

    Aug 2, 2007
    The grocery stores around here are selling a dozen eggs for about $2.48.
    I do sell a few of my extras about a dozen a week and the lady actually approached me asking if I would sell them to her for $3.00.
    She knows about my girls and how they are taken care of and she says that it is worth the extra 50 cents for good eggs.
    I would check to see how much eggs sell for in your area and then price accordingly. Good Luck!
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I say it is time to up it. I am selling for $3 a dozen and thinking to raising it to 3.50. For free range eggs, I am underselling still.
  7. s6bee

    s6bee Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    I think you are extrememly cheap. I assume your feed costs have gone up? The ones at the store here in NY are almost $1.75/doz. I sell mine for $2/doz. I tell them that I feed them flax, sunflower and they get some free range time so that extra $ spent is a good investment.
    If you don't want to bump up too much, I would at least ask for $1.50. Are these large or small eggs?
  8. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Songster

    Feb 7, 2008
    East Tennessee
    Around here they are 2.50 a dozen for farm fresh eggs - the one's in the store are around 1.99 - I certainly would increase your price - 1.50 or 1.75 depending on local prices.
  9. Based on my costs for feed, chicks, and a 20 dozen lifetime production I have a cost or $1.35/dozen. I calculated this as follows:

    Feed per dozen eggs of $1.02

    Point of lay cost of $6.70 ammortized over 20 dozen eggs per female.

    This cost does NOT include housing, utilities, return to management, packaging, or any miscellaneous costs.

    Last edited: Apr 14, 2008
  10. countryboy

    countryboy Songster

    Oct 31, 2007
    Quote:your way under priced, quit being nice and charge more.
    i agree with $2.50 to $3.50 per dozen others posted.

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