selling eggs??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jwchicklady, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. jwchicklady

    jwchicklady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2009
    Howell, MI
    Are there any laws about selling eggs to your friends and neighbors??
    Do they have to be in new egg cartons or can I use already used ones? Do you wash your eggs before selling them?
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Depends on the laws in your state and how vigirously the laws are enforced.
    Use a good search engine and type in 'selling eggs+(your state)' to find information.
  3. koifarm

    koifarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    As long as you keep it casual you should have no problems selling eggs to friends or neighbors.
    You can not, however, sell them at a farmers market or similar venue, the health dept. will get ya.....unless, of course, you do it "under the table" so to speak and advise your customers to keep it hush hush you should be able to do that but, you must have another reason to be at the farmers market and not just show up with eggs only.
    What we do is just have a small group of friends who readily buy eggs from us for $2 a dozen and will call us when they need some. It really just covers the cost of feed and is a good way to recapture your expenses.
    As far as cartons, just have your friends save theirs for you. You need not have new cartons. If you have a lot of chickens, you can find "seconds" in most places that sell cartons, these are inexpensive and work just fine.
    Don't bother washing eggs...the natural "bloom" protects them from spoilage....if you get dirty ones, just use a light sandpaper to clean the dirt off.
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I sell my eggs on my property. I checked out the local laws before I started to sell them. If I take them off my property and sell them they must be sanitized. Most hatchers sell egg wash. Also you can put 1 tablespoon bleach to 1 gal of water, dip the eggs then rinse and refrigerate.

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