Selling eating eggs. What prices do you charge?

shaylee

In the Brooder
11 Years
Jun 4, 2008
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Hamilton, Il
I wasnt sure what area to post this in, if its in the wrong place, Im sorry.
I am getting quite a few eggs. How much do ya'll sell a dozen for? My chickens are free pasture, large outbuilding that is never closed off, flresh straw and plenty of care. Eat a great diet. Layer, scratch, scraps, a couple of loaves fresh bread a week. All the good things. Just need an idea of rices. No competition close by or anything. Thanks...
 

NurseNettie

Songster
11 Years
Feb 13, 2008
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Northern Maine
I think you'll find it varies by the part of the country you live in, and the region of that part of the country-- and even by the neighborhood.
Even if you don't have "nearby" competition, you may get an idea for a starting price by the nearest couple of egg sellers-- use that as a starting point. Also, it's easier to lower your price, if you think it's too high, rather than to raise it and upset regular customers


That being said, I sell mine for $2.00 a dozen. I'm in rural Maine, and have some "competition" occasionally. This is the first year we've raised chickens though, so we've only got a small window of experience to go by. The woman up the road had a sign out for $1.50, and on the other side of me was $1.00. Up the road about 8 miles (major road, even though it's rural) was $1.00. The woman I bought from before mine started laying, I was paying $2.00, and she was ready to raise prices. None of those 3 are selling right now. Some have lost their chickens, others don't want to raise them and are selling their flocks. No telling what the summer will bring, however.
 

crtrlovr

Still chillin' with my peeps
11 Years
Mar 13, 2008
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East South Central (West KY)
$2 a dozen here, but I give away many more than I sell. A dear friend of mine is going to paint me a pretty "Fresh Eggs" sign with a cover that I can put over it when I don't have any available. Right now I'm only getting around 12-14 a day, but that should pick up when my buff orp gets her brood finished and starts laying again. Husband is afraid it'll get into a "permits, license, health inspection, drop in / unauthorized access to the premises, etc. ...
 

fairladi_chick

In the Brooder
11 Years
Oct 4, 2008
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gray court,sc
here in the upstate of south carolina, we sell our extra large brown eggs for $2.00 a dozen,, check you local grocery stores for the prices they sell for & go from there.( ours are not cage free but get treats everyday)
 

mlmadura

Songster
11 Years
May 1, 2008
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ms
$2.00 to $2.50 here in mississippi - they only want my brown eggs though
it pays for my feed
( but i give alot to family and neighbors too)
 

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