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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenlittle32, Jun 10, 2009.
The main reason I originally posted the question was to see what the prices were everywhere else.
You smart folks make my head hurt. Hahaha! Go on with your bad self Devaroo!
For me it's a hobby, not a career.So I don't look into it that much.
Quote:That's why I was reluctant to get into any of the math, like I used to.
I hope you got your answer.
$2 a dozen here in Utah. I give them 25 cents off if they give me a carton.
Thanks for the info, Davaroo!
Last time I was at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market, there was a stand selling eggs for $5/dozen!!! I see ads on CL for a dozen eggs between $2 and $3.
Quote:Oh come on say it! I have a stick of gum here!
That means I need to sell my eggs for 18.50 a dozen. Wonder how that will work out for me!
Quote:It comes naturally to me; it's pretty much what I do in my "day job."
So I appreciate your forbearance.
Quote:I know what you mean! They eat a lot, dont they? This is one reason why people used to cull more rigorously than we do. Any hen that didn't produce eggs was eating feed for no return.
Any parent of teenagers can understand that loss equation.
If you look at it as a daily production thing, then it doesn't loom so large. As an example, you have a dozen hens eating 60 oz's of feed per day, and giving an egg each per day.
Thats five pounds of feed on any given day, per dozen eggs.
If, for the sake of argument, feed is $.20/lb, thats $1 in feed for the dozen. If you add a few other costs, like gas and water and "incidentals", well, let's say it's $1.25 - $1.75
Now, multiply that by 1.681 and you get the sell price of $2.02 - $2.83 per dozen. As you can see, this is the general price range most people fall into across the country. It also adds credibility to the Fibonacci constant, and other research I've done supports this as well.
But remember, go ASK your customer what'll they give. Some few may give $5, but most won't. The majority will also fall into the $2-$3 range (and there you go again, Fibonacci strikes again). However there may be reasons why $3-$3.50 will work in your market. It's worth exploring.