Just sold my first eggs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by buc, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. buc

    buc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sold 2 doz eggs for $2 a dozen now that my chickens are laying enough for home use and now extras.

    I know it might not seem like much to many here, but for me it is a big deal.

    I added 4 Buff Orpington hens and 4 Rhode Island Red Hens and they are laying nice big eggs.
     
  2. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats, and yes it is a big deal. I still don't have any laying. [​IMG]
     
  3. buc

    buc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, the 8 hens are laying 5 to 6 eggs a day.

    My new egg buyers would like up to 7 doz a week.

    I can't provide that many so I asked a friend and she said she could do about 3 doz a week, between the two of us I think we can make the order every week for a while.
     
  4. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Who are you selling to, I don't believe and individual would want that many eggs.
     
  5. buc

    buc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are right it is not just one person, it is a group of ladies that live in a housing area not to far from my ranch.

    They were unhappy with the store eggs ( can you blame them) and saw my little ad at the CO-OP.

    I made my add simple, eggs brown $2 a dozen - provide own carton.

    and that was enough to get the phone call and my first order.
     
  6. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm... that's a good idea. Congrats on the sale!
    Every little bit helps!
     
  7. buc

    buc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, every little bit of cash inflow does help.

    I sold a few dressed chickens and sold 5 broad brested brooze turkeys.

    The off set of costs is a goal of mine, I hope to some day be at a break even.

    It may take years to get there and I will enjoy the trip.
     

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