Swimming in eggs, can't find customers! Update, pg. 6

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PaulaJoAnne, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. PaulaJoAnne

    PaulaJoAnne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2009
    We are getting on average, 20 eggs per day, but in the last few months, a few others have started selling eggs, and seriously undercutting the price.
    We have to sell eggs for $4 per dozen, just to make cost, but all these "new sellers" are charging $2!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Its seriously hurting our dairy farmers egg sales as well.
    They were selling out of 200 plus eggs per day, until these people started posting their egg sales online.
    Its wrong on so many levels. Do they even know that they are actually paying people to eat their eggs?
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2010
  2. fowlmamma

    fowlmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    target town people they love fresh eggs my husband takes orders at work and they are always begging for more and also my friend owns a store on the border of town they sell feed , mulch and knick knacks so she takes orders there. maybe ask some local stores that are on border of town. good luck
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I charge $2.00 a doz... [​IMG]
    I dont think people would pay $4.00 here
    and honestly i rarely sell any...only if i have alot extra...or i give them free to my neighbors..
     
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  4. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, you need to target city people.


    ...JP
     
  5. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    [​IMG] How is it wrong? Unwise, maybe, but in a free market you can sell for whatever price you wish. Where do you live? Most folks here report getting about $2 a dozen on average. I think it's difficult to make a profit selling eggs from your backyard flock, you really need to have a devoted customer base or produce in larger quantities.

    Perhaps you can contact your previous customers & see how you can get their business back. Maybe you can offer something extra, free delivery once a week, an informative newsletter, recipes, loyalty reward programs, etc.
     
  6. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
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    I sell eggs to a retail grocery for 3.50 a dozen, individual People pay 4.50 -5.00 a dozen.
     
  7. PaulaJoAnne

    PaulaJoAnne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2009
    Its the city people that are doing it!!
    We live in Alaska, so things are a bit different up here.....
     
  8. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Quote:Same here actually. People here would be eggless before they would pay $4. Maybe the market is a lot different there, but that's why I hatch most instead of selling.
     
  9. PaulaJoAnne

    PaulaJoAnne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2009
    Quote:No profit here. We live in Alaska, so we are just paying for food.
    And I mean "wrong" in a silly way.
     
  10. PaulaJoAnne

    PaulaJoAnne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2009
    Quote:Same here actually. People here would be eggless before they would pay $4. Maybe the market is a lot different there, but that's why I hatch most instead of selling.

    We are going to start hatching and selling fertile eggs as soon as spring arrives.
    Hatching chicks in below zero weather is not a good idea up here.
     

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