too many eggs! I got carried away HELP

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by maf2008, May 7, 2009.

  1. maf2008

    maf2008 Songster

    Feb 19, 2009
    Ok...... I am a serious addict and adding another coop because I got carried away. [​IMG]

    (there are too many enablers on this site and YOU are one of them!) [​IMG]

    I think I will have too many eggs for my family. At this last count I think I have 120 total chickens and all but 10 are hens. [​IMG]

    This means in a month or so, when all of the chickens start laying
    I will be [​IMG] GETTING 80 TO 100 EGGS A DAY! [​IMG] So I have plans to call local churches, pantrys and resell stores to offer free eggs( or 50 cents a doz to cover feed costsf or those that want to make a donation) and to donate processed chickens to the needy. [​IMG]

    What else can I do with all of the eggs? chickens are a hobby
    (OK- OK an OBESSSION) with me and so fun to keep and have. These chickens are well taken care of and very happy. (oh.... they EAT a lot too!)

    I live in a small town... I wat thinking of taking 1/2 doz/doz eggs to some stores/shops in town as a free gift for a few days and then when the people get "hooked" [​IMG] on fresh eggs... [​IMG] I will.....Oh well please help me with ideas???? thanks

  2. vickie2133

    vickie2133 Songster

    Jan 30, 2009
    I offered to donate some to the local schools in the area, so they don't have to purchase them for classroom hatching. I didnt' have any takers, but they know the offer is there.
  3. maf2008

    maf2008 Songster

    Feb 19, 2009
    Thanks that is a good idea... I never though of that. Keep the ideas coming...... I'll call some schools and see... any more ideas? [​IMG]
  4. farmerjill

    farmerjill In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2009
    Is there a farmers' market nearby where you can sell them? I sell flowers and veggies at a market (we only have a dozen hens so we get all of our eggs), but the egg sellers do very well indeed, especially once they build up a clientele. You might contact a nearby market and see if you can get in as a vendor. Many of my other friends do very well by just putting out an "eggs for sale" or "brown eggs for sale" sign at the foot of their driveway, and setting up a small fridge in their garage where regular customers can stop in and pick up eggs/leave $$. I think the key is to charge a good price, at least $3.00 a dozen, which I think it well worth it, especially if your chickens get to free range or graze at all. People seem to value things if they have to pay more--if you only charge $.50, they may believe they are getting junk eggs. Though of course, I think it is also a good thing to donate some of your eggs to a pantry or Meals on Wheels, if you can.

    Best of luck. That's a lotta eggs.
  5. AN

    AN In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2009
    Texas-South of DFW area
    I would Sale them.....i know i have seen Farm Fresh Eggs for $2-$3 a dozen where i live.

  6. thecochincoop

    thecochincoop Songster

    I use my non-fertile eggs out of the incubator to feed my chickens. You could feed them to them and give them their hard work and nutrition back, just make sure you cook them first so they don't become egg eaters [​IMG]
  7. chickonaroost

    chickonaroost In the Brooder

    Jun 13, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Definately sell them for atleast $2/doz. I take my extras to work and they are gone in seconds.
    Do you have any fine restaurants nearby that may want free range eggs?

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