Thinking of selling to stores?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ninny, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. ninny

    ninny Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    I was wondering what it takes to sell to stores? Im gonna be a sham and love chickens. We sell to family and friends now. I'm just wondering if it would be worth selling elsewhere. I have a big worry of not being able to leave. I would love to still go on vacations. Any advice?

  2. gkeesling

    gkeesling Songster

    Nov 24, 2008
    Hagerstown, IN
    I doubt if you could sell to stores at a price that would be worthwhile, unless it was a small mom and pop local store. Then you'd have to check on your laws about selling food items in the store that way. If you get chickens you probably won't be able to leave for more than a couple days without getting someone to come over to feed and look after t hem whiile you are gone.
  3. ninny

    ninny Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    Quote:Thats my thoughts. The small mom and pop gas station i work at doesn't sell a lot of eggs so it might work. I try and have someone stay at the house when we're gone.
  4. Lady Catrina

    Lady Catrina In the Brooder

    Jan 8, 2010
    Joshua, Texas
    Here in Texas, we can sell to friends, neighbors, and anyone who drives by (sign in the yard, handing out business cards) as long as I sell to the 'end user'. I am required to put name, addy, ph., etc on the carton "in case of issues" (per Austin). Also, I am required to put 'non-graded, non-sized' on the carton as well. Should I decide to sell to stores (third party sales) then I have to be inspected, and have my eggs inspected as well, sized, graded, etc. Not worth it, with only 30+ hens. Now, you might be able to work out an arrangement with your smaller stores, as I have with (of all places) a tobacco shop. He is going to put a banner up in his store, and hand out my card to anyone who wants to buy eggs. This way I am still selling to the end user, and he does not have to get a 'food products' permit for his shop. We both win.
    Check with your state, and see what the requirements are - I am sure they will be more than helpful [​IMG]

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