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Q about selling small numbers of eggs (for eating, not hatching)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by patandchickens, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    So I am starting to get more eggs than I can use. I give a dozen or so a week to a friend, and will continue to do so. Beyond that, though, much as part of me wants to just give away the rest of the surplus too, the practical part of me says I ought to be selling them to help defray feed costs.

    Those of you in a similar situation, how do you go about getting just a *few* regular customers? I am concerned that if I run a classified ad or suchlike, I will get more people replying than I have eggs for, and it will get complicated.

  2. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    I have 3 steady customers outside of family that purchase from me. In the beginning I put a sign at the end of my driveway but then when I got people who said they would consistently buy from me I took the sign down. Now I don't even keep enough eggs to fix breakfast for my family.

    I guess that's why I got 45 eggs in the bator, must have more eggs, lol.
  3. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    i have 3 regular customers from craigslist. You can delete the post when you get more customers than you can handle
  4. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Songster

    Jul 21, 2007
    I put a sign out front. When I had enough "regulars" I started telling the ones that were "occasional" or kind of creepy that I only had eggs when the sign was out. The ones I felt comfortable with I told that I was not putting the sign out because I had more customers than eggs and they should come to the house to see if I had eggs available. I found that to be a good way to screen people who come to my house, and find people who would give me standing orders.

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