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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Janiecoke, Feb 18, 2013.
How many of you sell eggs? What is the going price for a doz in your area? TY
Amish sell for 2 dozen. I sell for 2.50 to co-workers (when I'm getting eggs)
I was reading somewhere that North of me they sell them for 4 a doz and that shocked me.
$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.
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.
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.
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.
$2.50 in SE Ohio
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.
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!