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No one likes bantam eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken Frenzie, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. Chicken Frenzie

    Chicken Frenzie Chicken Whisperer

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    We have 4 bantams, and 4 big.
    We usually get 3 big eggs, then 3 small eggs.
    But my Dad says "Only sell the big eggs! People don't want the mini's"
    What's up with that? I'm selling miniature eggs for $1.50 but still... I've only had ONE person buy some... and their were some big eggs.
    How much do you sell your bantam eggs for? And is their any way I can get peopel to buy them ._.
    Thanks!
     
  2. chickenology

    chickenology Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Before I had chickens of my own, I used to buy eggs from someone at work. She sold them for $2/dozen and would usually stick in a couple of bantam eggs in each carton. MY KIDS LOVED THE BANTAM EGGS!!! I would boil most of the eggs and serve them for breakfast or snacks. The bantams were so popular she started giving me more. Eventually she would just throw in a carton of bantam eggs for free if I was buying 2 or 3 dozen at a time. The kids found it most satisfying to stuff the entire egg in their mouths and brag to their friends that they could eat a chicken egg in one bite! If you know people with kids, ask them if the would buy bantam eggs. I would probably sell them a bit cheaper than what your regular sized eggs are going for though.
     
  3. rosawoodsii

    rosawoodsii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've sold bantam eggs--$1.00 a dozen. I always put a note: 2 bantam eggs makes one large egg. I think people don't buy them if they can't figure out the conversion.
     
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I think it's just the simple fact that most folks just want a regular sized egg, instead of having to mess with 2-3 Banty egg's verses 1 real egg. It has been my experience that the only people who like Banty egg's are Bantam owners. I really just don't want to crack egg's for 10 minutes just to make an Omlete.

    AL
     
  5. bantyshanty

    bantyshanty Oval Office Courier

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    I have all bantams. No one has ever wanted to buy my eggs --except from my 4 bantam Ameraucanas.
    People love to get the little blue eggs for their kids and have offered me 25 cents each for them.
    I've been selling them a dollar for 4 --a day's lay, and then I stick in 2 white as well.
    I have a couple customers so far, and they've been laying 2 months.
    I think if you have some blue eggs to put into your dozens, people would pay more.
     
  6. Aria

    Aria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I do the same. Have no problem selling them. Aria
     
  7. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    you could call them grocery store large... [​IMG]
     
  8. greenSearcher

    greenSearcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could market them just for children, it has already been remarked on that kids are receptive to Bantam eggs. I will also market mine as "cocktail' eggs or eggs perfect for pickling, and at Easter, if I have enough variety of colors, 'ideal' Easter Eggs, just boil, cool and hide. I have silkies, so I suspect they will be broody more than laying and that's OK with me.
     
  9. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    I have a mixed flock, so when I sell people eggs, there is a lot of variation. I always give customers 2 banty eggs if I need to substitute for a large. When the girls are laying well, every carton gets 2 banty eggs on top of the big ones.
     
  10. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    If my bantams are laying those are the eggs I keep for myself..If I have a ton of eggs I include 1 bantam egg per XL egg-some of my eggs are humongous-so they get a bantam egg in their dozen:)
     

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