Paying more per dozen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ozark_chickies, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just started selling eggs, and priced them slightly higher than store bought white eggs, but one to two dollars cheaper than free range/cage free/organic. My birds are cage free and mostly free range, but do get commercial laying pellets, so they aren't organic. Now I have two customers who request brown eggs only, and insist to pay more than my asking price. Is it fair of me to accept higher payment from them, even though they are getting the same product as everyone else, minus a few white eggs? One man even brought me 10 egg cartons, and refused the carton discount I offer.
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Yes, it's ok to accept more. You have great customers who "get it". They understand how hard you work in caring for your chickens, price of feed, etc. My organic customers give me $5.00 per dozen and refuse to pay regular price. Accept the higher price and be thankful you have such great customers.
     
  3. loanwizard

    loanwizard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Amen!
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I get it now. I felt a little funny about it, because I don't see any difference between my brown and white eggs, except the color.
     
  6. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Most brown layers are bigger and eat more.
     
  7. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Quote:Indeed and we also have customers that pay extra.... Just because they want to and we do accept.
     

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