Selling EE eggs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jennie5193, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Jennie5193

    Jennie5193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know people can be weird about the eggs they eat. I've even encountered people that didn't know chickens could lay brown eggs - and refused to eat them.

    I have a few people that have asked me to sell them eggs. Of the eggs I've given them, I didn't put any blue eggs in there (because I was keeping them to hatch!) but now, I would like to sell those as well as the brown ones.

    Does anyone have trouble selling their colored eggs?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never had a problem selling the blue/green/pink eggs. Have got the "Is it really a chicken egg" question a couple times, but never had anyone refuse get them.
     
  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know people can be weird about the eggs they eat. I've even encountered people that didn't know chickens could lay brown eggs - and refused to eat them.

    That's amazing to me. Where did they think the eggs did come from? [​IMG]
     
  4. Jennie5193

    Jennie5193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm sorry... words are not my gift. [​IMG]
    I meant to say that I've met a few people that didn't know eggs came in any color besides white and thought it was gross to eat a brown one. One person actually thought they needed to be washed so they'd be white. (She was 21 years old)... go figure. [​IMG]
     
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  5. chicksgalore

    chicksgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just yesterday I had someone say his wife didn't like the blue ones because they looked different.
     
  6. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    I sell my eggs to my co-workers and a few of my childrens friends parents. (WOW - a little extended) Anyway, They LOVE the blue ones! We have the "All American" backyard flock. I think we have about 10-12 different laying hens at the moment so there are eggs from white, every shade of tan & brown to blue or green. They argue over the cartons with the most variety. LOVE IT!! [​IMG]
     
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I'm hoping my new chicks, whick are EE/Cochin mixes, will lay green eggs. Three hatched from green eggs! I intend to charge a bit more for those "special" eggs.

    Of course, that's assuming any are pullets! I seem to have more talent raising roos!
     
  8. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get about 2 a day of the green ones and just mix thelm in with the brown ones espicaly if i know someone has kids that are getting thelm.
     
  9. Jennie5193

    Jennie5193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That'll be my luck. I suppose I'll ask them before I just put them in there. The people that are buying from me are neighbors - and i think they would probably just not buy any more rather than tell me they didn't like the blue ones, you know? It's kinda funny, too, because I really didn't set out to sell eggs - but after I would give a dozen to someone they would come back and insist that they pay me. I really didn't want a "business" because I didn't want to have to worry about people liking my eggs or not - but I'm just considering it a blessing and going on.


    Quote:This is encouraging! [​IMG] I'm glad to hear that. I have 3 EE pullets that are only about 5 or 6 weeks old now and when they start laying, I'll have way more than I can personally use! [​IMG] Besides, even if people don't want to buy them - I can always use those and sell the brown ones, right? LOL

    Quote:Great! I hope they are pullets! Good luck with the sales. [​IMG] I want some green eggs one day, too!

    Why does it seem like over the general population of chickens that the ratio of pullets to roos seems to be 1/100? I refuse to buy any "straight run" chicks because of the two batches I have gotten a 4/20 ratio, and a 1/6 (both of those batches were from private individuals, not hatcheries). I even bought 4 EE pullets and one has turned out to be a cockerel! (That is 22 roos out of 30 chicks!!) [​IMG]
     
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  10. Jennie5193

    Jennie5193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The only ones I have given away were for the entertainment of the grandchildren. Heck, I bought the bird just so my kids could see a blue egg! [​IMG]

    That is a great idea, thanks!
     

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