Selling Eggs! Lots of Questions...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenSheep, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. ChickenSheep

    ChickenSheep Out Of The Brooder

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    I think it'd be great to have a bunch of "egg selling" questions answered in one thread...
    So, here it goes... (please feel free to add related questions)

    How much do you sell a dozen eggs for?

    How long will you store them before your wouldn't sell them? (i.e, when are they not "fresh" anymore?)

    Do you wash them?

    How do you store them? (refrigerated or not?)

    How do you distribute them? (people pick up or do you drop off?, etc)

    Can money be made on a small scale operation? (i.e. Is it worth it?)

    Do you recycle egg cartons?

    Do you separate by size (and color)? Or give a variety?

    What else should I be asking myself? Or should my wife be asking me?

    I'm sure there's others with these same questions and more. A lot of the related threads were out-dated or scattered. I'd love to hear from you!

    My first layers should lay within 3 - 4 weeks.... [​IMG]
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    How much do you sell a dozen eggs for? Six dollars

    How long will you store them before your wouldn't sell them? (i.e, when are they not "fresh" anymore?) Varies for me. But I always sell the freshest ones to customers and eat the ones who are more than two weeks old.

    Do you wash them? No.

    How do you store them? (refrigerated or not?) Refrigerate

    How do you distribute them? (people pick up or do you drop off?, etc) We own a lodge so we just sell them to our guests.

    Do you recycle egg cartons? Nope, I save them.

    Do you separate by size (and color)? Or give a variety? No. People love the variety!

    What else should I be asking myself? Or should my wife be asking me? If your chickens are molting, what will you tell you customers?

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
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  3. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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