More customers than eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jojo54, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. jojo54

    jojo54 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2009
    BC Canada
    I started selling eggs the beginning of Dec. I have 28 5 1/2 month old Bovan girls (sexlinks) and have been getting up to 22 eggs a day lately. I had several people who wanted eggs and put up a couple of posters. I am selling for $3.50 a dozen or 3 dozen for $10.00. I was worried that I would have too many eggs left because I had 5 or 6 dozen in the fridge. Well people have been coming out of the woodwork. One guy just drove up and asked "is this the place selling eggs?" (I didn't put my address on the poster) Now today three regulars all phoned and asked for 3 dozen each. I don't quite have 4 dozen after todays collection! [​IMG] I have to get everyone on a schedule so evryone doesn't ask for eggs at the same time. Boy, I never thought it would be so easy to sell them! I have to start turning customers away! [​IMG]

    Good girls! [​IMG]
     
  2. Fancie

    Fancie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    everytime I got customers my girls went on strike! Darn broody silkies!


    Wonderful news... time to invest in more chickies!
     
  3. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    Our customer list increased dramatically this Fall. Then the weather hit sub-zero nights with several snowy weeks of weather and the girls went on strike. We have 17 egglayers and we are only getting 2-3 eggs per day right now. I haven't seen a green egg from the 5 EE's for weeks now! So much for marketing our eggs...I can only hope that we have more eggs than we know what to do with come Spring [​IMG]
     
  4. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Quote:What is the best way you find to sell eggs? I would like to start selling some but I don't know the best way...How do you advertise it? Craigslist, sign outside????
     
  5. kelidei

    kelidei ~*Dances with chickens*~

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    We are having the same problem!!!! I never thought they would be so popular! Right now I have 24 laying and production dropped from my summer/fall rate of 14- 20 per day down to 10 to 14 per day--- shows signs of picking up again as some of the girls are finally finishing their moults. We are having more 12-14 days than 10 days. But we just found someone who wants 10 dozen a week (has a small restaurant)!!!! and another woman with 10 kids that goes through 18 eggs a day!!! Holey Moley! Fortunately I have another 15 girls within weeks of starting to lay. Come spring I think we are going to add some more--- though first I want to see how we do when the other girls start.... Right now DH and I end up with no eggs for us half the time [​IMG]
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    And in the spring and summer when you HAVE the eggs, they won't want them.
     
  7. RocketDad

    RocketDad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 hens, 3 growing kids, and about a half-dozen neighbors who like the eggs. One leaves me veggie trimmings, and one brings empty egg cartons.

    I manage to accumulate about a half-dozen extra eggs per week, maybe a dozen. I send the boys out door-to-door to find the first neighbor at home that wants 6 for a dollar. The boys get to keep a quarter per for their commission.

    Obviously, I'm not in it for the money. I'm 3 blocks from Main Street and have chickens!
     
  8. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!! A TON of my neighbors and friends said they would be buying eggs from us and lots of them never did, also people that said they would come back to buy more eggs never came back, im so disappointed. I thought i would have not eenough, but we have plenty. I dont get it, neighbors are just...annoying sometimes, also there is nothing wrong with our eggs, i just dont get it, but congrats! [​IMG]
     
  9. Koolduck

    Koolduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found that I have to call my coustomers when I have eggs. I have a slow down now with only 1-2 eggs one day,3 the next out of my 6 hens. Plus I eat alot! Triglycerides were only 73![​IMG]
     
  10. darbysmom

    darbysmom New Egg

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    Hi!
    I'm home now after a working career and am looking at raising chickens and selling eggs. . .
    Questions:
    Best egg-laying chickens?
    How do you sell/market them? (Not the chickens, the eggs!)
    I live in the deep south in a relatively large city, and it can be a bit of a pain to market anything down here. [​IMG] So, any suggestions?
    Thanks so much!
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    Married for 32 years, two grown daughters, two chihuahuas, and one adorable yorkie named Darby, three ducks, four peacocks, one cockatoo. . .Thinking about Nigerian Dwarf Goats as well.
     

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