My egg sales are !!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 7L Farm, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have dang near stopped. Is it the heat are the economy? I sell my farm fresh eggs for three bucks a dozen. I was having no problem getting rid of the eggs. Wonder why it stopped? I'm having an egg sale today for two bucks a dozen. Anybody else having a problem? Any other ideas on how to boost my sales? Thanks 7L
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my area, this is summer vacation time, so many people out of town. Maybe the same where you are??
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I live on a busy HYW & the traffic is still there. They have been working on the road so the traffic has been having to follow a convoy truck to get thru. That might be the problem. Are maybe this heat I usually bring the customers the eggs to their car so they don't even get out of the car curb service. SSSHHH I bet if I put a free sign they'd stop. People, seems they would help the poor farmers out & get better eggs to boot but no they'd rather support the grocery stores OWell its their choice & their money.
     
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update sales just sold three dozen. 20 more dozen to go. No eggs are even close to going old I just like selling fresh eggs. Hopefully this sale will help my business in the future will see.
     
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'm not sure if going down was the answer. But I'm thinking by having the price on my signs has helped . Sold another 3 dozen. Think I missed counted still have 16 dozen to go. I think my chickens like this heat I have 26 layers & I'm getting at least 22 a day some days more. They didn't slow down in the winter either I don't know what I'm doing but sure don't wanna jinx's myself. I've been selling the oldest first so all the eggs I have left are around 2 weeks old .
     
  6. 1 hen and 1 roo

    1 hen and 1 roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't wait to start selling ours. The hens have not all started laying eggs. We live 17 miles out of town so I may have to go to the farmers market. I have 3 dozen eggs in the frig right now but I am sure we will eat most of them in a couple of days. My husband cooks breakfast and he usually always uses 8 to 10 eggs each time. He's just gotta have his bacon and eggs for breakfast.

    I need some egg recipes for something different.
     
  7. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought about the market but I've always done good here at the farm. I don't wanna waist my time at the market I'f I'm gonna sit on my butt I'd rather be at 7L. If your that far out your right collect a bunch of eggs & head to the market.
     
  8. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update 3 more dozen. 9 dozen sold thus far & still more to go. Wish me luck I still have to collect eggs today.
     
  9. Auscal

    Auscal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "They have been working on the road so the traffic has been having to follow a convoy truck to get thru. "

    I would think this may be having a big impact. If people are in a convoy, they may be uncomfortable pulling into your driveway, or unsure if they "are allowed" too. It also can present problems when they leave, do they wit for a convoy?, or head out and maybe run into heavy machinery? I live on a rural road that had roadworks for about seven days - all traffic had to be escorted, and the delays were up to 20 minutes. If we drove out of our driveway, and didn;t wait for the convoy, it could become a maze getting by at the roadworks site, not to mention "stink eye" form the road crew.If I was passing by, and delayed by that, the last thing I would want to do is stop to buy eggs. Similarly, if i was making a special trip, I would just decide not to go. How much longer will the roadworks be happening?

    Re-read your post, and definitely you should display price - also try to make your sign "welcoming" - if people are not familiar with your set-up, or "farm sales" it can be intimidating driving up an unknown driveway.

    I would make a price reduction my last option. It could be hard to re-establish that $3 price if customers get used to $2.
     
  10. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Everything you said is right on the money. I have told every customer that I'm three dollars. I'm just having a sale to reduce my inventory. I explain to them the eggs are only two weeks old & getting fresher as they sell. I need more customers now that I'm getting more eggs seems to be working. I think the road repair hurt my business its the weekend now so its back to normal. But Monday back to the road repair. Hopefully inventory gone & back to normal soon.
     

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