Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Loveshisbirds, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. Loveshisbirds

    Loveshisbirds In the Brooder

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hey everyone i have a question right now i have about 80 chickens all hens and i have so many more eggs then i could ever use my self does anyone know of anywhere in Vermont or Ny or even someone i can ship that will buy eggs? please let me know thanks!
  2. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

    Mar 10, 2007
    Southern Wisconsin
    We have local farmers markets where we will be selling off our extra eggs, though we wont have nearly as many as you must have! [​IMG] Also, if you get your flock on an organic feed and let them free range, you can have them certified as Oraganic and then sell the eggs at grocery stores or other places that sell Organic produce and other products. Also, try hanging flyers at your local grocery stores, or even hang some up, or take out an ad in the local paper. You'll soon have MANY customers!
  3. Wes in Tx

    Wes in Tx Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    If you cant sell them give them to your local food pantry. I end up given 15 to 20 dozen to ours every couple weeks.
  4. Loveshisbirds

    Loveshisbirds In the Brooder

    Apr 5, 2007
    i want to thank you for your advice my hens all eat organic feed and are all also free range i have a barn they go into but only at night and they choose to go in there themselves i most times collect at least 3 dozen eggs everyday and im sure there are countless i cant find lol.
  5. Picco

    Picco Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    Where are you located? I'm in southern Washington County (NY). I know of several farmers markets in my county and neighboring Saratoga and Bennington counties. You can also try small local farm stands, food co-ops and general stores.
  6. Vermontchicken

    Vermontchicken In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2007
    I'm Located in Southern Vermont in Pownal Across the border from Ny i have right now 25 dozen at least and i havent even collected eggs in 2 days im over run and im thinking there going to go bad i have a while refrigerated full.
  7. joanna

    joanna In the Brooder

    Mar 9, 2007
    maybe I'm showing my ignorance in this situation, but don't you have to have a license to sell eggs? what about the liability should someone become sick? Years ago when lots of people had backyard/farmyard chickens, the thought of suing someone because of eating a food that made them ill never occurred to anyone, now I think I'd be afraid to sell them. I give plenty away though when we have them.
  8. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Quote:In Ohio, you can sell eggs on your property and put up a sign at the road. But if you want to sell eggs off your property, you have to be inspected. This inspection is free.

    Now organic certification is another matter altogether. Organic eggs mean that you are feeding them certified organic feed. You CAN call them organic eggs if you are doing this, and still not be certified, but you must clarify that they're not certified organic.

    In order to sell at a farmer's market, however, you must pay to get a separate permit, which does cost money.

    Also, Ohio has specific egg carton label regulations.

    So I would suggest checking with your local county extension agent to find out what you need to do.

    You know, you can freeze eggs. Separate the yolks and whites, stir them up a bit and freeze in ice cube trays. I put one yolk or one egg white in each section and use them in cooking and baking.

    You can bake and donate the baked goods to local churches and schools for fund raising. Pound cake uses lots of eggs and it can be frozen! I usually make 2 or 3 at a time and freeze them. Then when we need it, it's ready for a bake sale. (I put my favorite recipe on the recipe forum.)

    Wes' idea of donating to a local food bank is an excellent one. You can also donate to local shelters or churches that feed the hungry.

    Give each of your neighbors a free dozen to get them as paying customers.

    Good luck!
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2007
  9. I have to say I wish I had your problem loveshisbirds, I have customers coming outta my ears and only 22 hens at this moment. I could use your 3 doz a day today. Good luck selling them it's rewarding.
  10. SkeeredChicken

    SkeeredChicken Songster

    Feb 27, 2007
    Orlando, Florida
    Honestly, I have 7 hens. We don't eat eggs alot. But I'm kind of hoping we get more eggs than we need. That way I can pass them on to neighbors, family, or maybe some kind of harvest for hunger thing. Here's to hoping.....[​IMG]

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