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Selling eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kara_leigh, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Songster

    May 3, 2011
    Bradleyville, MO
    This may sound stupid, but do you have to "do" anything in order to sell eggs, or do you just put up a sign or an ad and then sell them? We just had our second chicken start laying eggs, but eventually we will have 33 chickens laying eggs and we won't be able to eat them all, so we would like to sell them. I don't want to do anything wrong or illegal. Thanks for any advice!!

  2. kizanne

    kizanne Songster

    Mar 28, 2011
    Tallahassee, FL
    Legal, illegal is determined by state and local ordinances.

    Most states allow small sales from your yard.

    If you sell to friends and co-workers you most likely don't have to worry about it.

    If you label it not graded, not for human consumption in our state and most states then you are ok.

    But call your county extension office for more info.
  3. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    we "sell" ours...

    $2 - $2.50 a dozen..depending on who we sell to...

    however; around here we are not to "deliver" eggs...they are to come here and buy/pay on property..
    however most of my customers are church ppl...and they dont care and wont turn me in..some of them are ppl who
    cannot get out...so they pay me and then at a later date they "get eggs"...


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