Prices of some eggs are so high. Why?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cadencekeona, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. cadencekeona

    cadencekeona Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone been following the prices of some eggs? What makes one type of chicken so much more valuable. Is it just the time of year?
     
  2. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you talking about hatching eggs?

    Quality/breed of bird, along with rarity.
     
  3. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2
     
  4. cadencekeona

    cadencekeona Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry. Yes, I am talking about hatching eggs. I don't know if it's worth the risk of trying to hatch eggs or bite the bullet and by the chicks.
     
  5. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    If you can bit the bullet it would be a faster way to get what you want. But if you enjoy the whole incubation process, get eggs. I like hatching, but there are times when I need something in particular and would rather just buy the bird but the bird is usually out of my price range. So I go with the egg and take my chances.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Why are eggs so expensive?

    Because some of the roos look like this one:

    From WhiteMountainsRanch in San Diego.

    the son of one of my former roo, Geoffrey.

    [​IMG]

    He's better looking than his daddy.... A definite show stopper!
     
  7. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    Yep, thats why. He's magnificent.
     
  8. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Definitely.

    Quality vs Quantity. Yes, I would not spend over $40 total on a dozen eggs, but I'm not made of money. [​IMG] Plus people around here won't pay what the birds are worth. So, it is really not worth it. Not saying I would not buy some nice eggs off of SQ stock, just not right now. I did buy some mixes (eggs) before that was $2 plus shipping (totaled around $14) for a dozen. But it is always a gamble. I do think some people are "crazy" paying $455+$30 shipping on 1dozen eggs. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last time I looked, the government required a thirty day quarantine at $18 per imported bird per day. That's $600 per bird plus import fees, shipping fees, purchase price, etc. Having paid all that to import some rare birds to the USA, the importer is going to expect a lot for the eggs of those birds, and people anxious to have those rare birds will pay for the privilege. I can't afford to myself. I have to wait for the trickle down effect. In a few years, they will be, not cheap, but more affordable.
     
  10. Phantom_Rooster

    Phantom_Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know why.

    "The early bird catches the worm."

    I thought everyone knew that. [​IMG]
     

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