Questions about selling eggs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jed1154, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. jed1154

    jed1154 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont even think that this is the right forum for this question, but i couldnt find an appropriate one. If there is one, please feel free to move it.

    My question is, what is a fair price for selling eggs? Id like to at least break even on feed costs, but i fear that will make the eggs cost too much for people to buy.

    My second question is, is there anything i can use to 'clean' the eggs that is safe? Is there any kind of home recipe for soap or something to clean the eggs?
     
  2. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    as for cleaning them, i don't know. I don't bother. The realy dirty ones i keep the nice clean ones i sell.

    go to your grocery store and price out the organic free range eggs. then price the lower cost ones. I'd put my pricing in between those. If you know what they are sold at your local farmers market though, i'd get in the same range of those prices. You gotta be careful to keep your pricing with in what people in the area are willing to pay. Mine go for 3.50 a dozen.
     
  3. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Price depends on your area. $2 a dozen is the best you can expect where I am. An hour Southeast of me they get $3.50
    Keep clean wood chips in the nesting boxes and you won't need to wash the eggs.
     
  4. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I clean mine with warm water and a wash cloth and only the dirty spot if the whole eggs is dirty i dip it in the water wait a sec or so and wipe it clean there are many reasons im sure this is not a good pratice but mine dont stay around long enough to ever go bad. Price your feed you can figure about 4 lbs of feed for a dozen eggs as a good number to work off of. My eggs sell for a $1.00 a dozen and move out very quickly most in my are are about 1.50 to about 2.50. I raise my own feed for the most part sell a few chickens along as needed and hatch a lot of eggs. So the selling of eggs is only a added income. I also get free cartons from costmers and a local store that all helps. We have been talking aobut going up to 1.25 or 1.50. hope this helps.
     

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