Price of EGGS

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Janiecoke, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Janiecoke

    Janiecoke Out Of The Brooder

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    How many of you sell eggs? What is the going price for a doz in your area? TY
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Amish sell for 2 dozen. I sell for 2.50 to co-workers (when I'm getting eggs)
     
  3. Janiecoke

    Janiecoke Out Of The Brooder

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    I was reading somewhere that North of me they sell them for 4 a doz and that shocked me.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    $4/dozen here. On sale, the grocery store gets around $2.50/dozen for plain, icky eggs. I was charging $3 when the grocery store was at $1.79 on sale. Now that they have increased their price, so have I. I always look to see what they are selling for in the store, then pick my price based on that. And I have no shortage of customers - in fact, quite the opposite, I have more customers wanting them than I have eggs.
     
  5. rooster 1918

    rooster 1918 Out Of The Brooder

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    We get $2 a dozen in Southeastern Lower Michigan. We too have more people wanting eggs then our chickens produce. We sell to neighbors first to keep peace in the neighborhood.
     
  6. ladytoysdream

    ladytoysdream Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was getting $ 3 at the small farm market last year. Then the price of grain went stupid end of last year, and I raised my price to $ 4. And that is what I get now. During the winter, we don't have the market so it's been interesting. Last winter and the year before I gave away a lot of eggs. I only had a few paying customers. This winter has been different. I have one customer who takes 10 dz once a month and pays $ 2.50 per dz. I have one guy who buys wholesale from me and will take whatever I can spare him. The last pickup was 12 dz at $ 2 per dz. Then I have a couple of neighbors who I can call if I really get backed up and they also pay the $ 2 per dz. I just recently got a new customer and sold him jumbo eggs at $ 4 a dz and he comes here to pick them up. Hopefully he will become a steady customer.
    I added some new birds recently so my egg numbers have come up nicely. I was getting like 15 to 20 a day and now I am getting anywhere between 23 to 30 a day. Eggs are brown, and I do have several that lay blue or green eggs. No white ones. I do weigh them and hold back any small or medium for my own use. So what I sell is large, xlarge and jumbo size. My egg sales currently are paying grain costs. Hopefully when the weather gets better, I might even see a few $$ to pay for my labor, after gas and grain costs.
     
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  7. lahowardjr

    lahowardjr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get $2.00 a dozen in SE Oklahoma. $1.75 if they return a carton for another dozen. Wal-Mart is selling a dozen white Large "A" for $1.88 here so its kind of hard to go much higher.
     
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  8. JWS2

    JWS2 New Egg

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    $2.50 in SE Ohio
     
  9. HouseMouseHens

    HouseMouseHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We sell ours $5 a dozen, and give a $.50 discount if they bring the carton back. But before you freak out, there are a few factors that go into this. First off, our chickens are organic, and second, I live in a high cost of living area. Everything is more expensive here than other places I have lived (Portland, Oregon) We have no shortage of people wanting eggs from us, and sell about 3 to 4 dozen a week (keeping a dozen or so for ourselves.) Organic eggs from the grocery store are between $4 and $4.50 here.
     
  10. HouseMouseHens

    HouseMouseHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We recently went to one of the (many) farmers markets near us in the city and there were urban farmers selling chicken eggs for $6-$7 a dozen and duck eggs for $8-$10 a dozen! Insanity!
     

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