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selling price for eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kanga77510, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had someone ask today if I was selling eggs. I'm not yet, but hope to in a year or so when I have more hens. So how much do you get for a dozen?
     
  2. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    AR
    Eating eggs I get 2.00 a doz.
     
  3. same here $2.00 a dozen for eating eggs .
     
  4. G Wiz Ranch

    G Wiz Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lots of threads on this already. LOCATOIN LOCATION LOCATION. Some get a little as $2 and some as high as $6. I get $3.50 at the farmers market on fridays and sell out 30+ dozen.
     
  5. chickygrrl

    chickygrrl Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm selling mine for $3 a dozen in Northern Minnesota...6 brown and 6 green or blues. I picked this price based on what the grocery stores are charging around here...Cage-free brown eggs at Sam's Club from who knows where and who knows how old are going for $3.50 or so. The whole foods co-op in town has half-dozens for $2.50. I figure my customers are getting a great deal and I always can move my eggs quickly!
     
  6. Garden Gal

    Garden Gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Wisconsin
    I was asking for "donations" and people would give me $2.50 or $3.00.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2010
  8. kitaye

    kitaye Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 10 hens and are getting 8-10 eggs a day. Hubby takes the eggs to work and sells them $2.00 a doz, and the buyer returns the cartons. We give a doz to each of the neighbours who have asked for them.
     
  9. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I was getting $2.50 a dozen for eating eggs, but once the economy went the way it did I had to lower my price to $2.00 a dozen. My customers are all really good about saving my cartons for me, so that helps me out. Some even bring their own cartons for me to fill! [​IMG]
     
  10. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    As mentioned above, it's all about location. Check your local craigslist ads to get an idea, but also try and calculate how much money you are spending (feed, de, bedding, etc) per dozen eggs. It is possible to break even (not counting start up expenses) with laying hens!
     

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