Too many eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SimplcitiyAltered, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. My girls need to slow down on their egg laying today I collected 6 dozen from them and I am sure there will be more to come when I go back out to check them I had to actually go out and buy a second fridge just for the eggs. We had threatened them at one time to off them all if they didnt start laying this was at the age of 30 weeks (lazy chickens? I dont know) now I am trying to keep up with the packaging of them time to buy more cartons we go through 400 doz every couple of months not counting the returned cartons. Guess I should of kept my mouth shut to them.
  2. siz8003

    siz8003 Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    thats alot of eggs wow
  3. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    Dang, do you need my address?
  4. How many chickens do you have?
  5. GAhen

    GAhen Songster

    Aug 2, 2007
    Carrollton GA
    My chickens are 24 weeks and only two of 11 are laying...
    Now that I read your post I have renewed hope.
    My girls look ready....but nothing.
    I can't wait to have your problem.
  6. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Songster

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Well hmmm... maybe my girls need to come visit your girls for a pep talk LOL.... I only have 14 laying right now out of 41 hens. we had to get a second fridge too to be on the safe side cause we knew we would have quite a few. Are you selling them??? I talked to our local feed stores and they told us that if we had an abundant that we could bring them there and they would seel them... but they only offered me 1.00 to 1.50 per dozen... personal insult in my oppinion. Try putting up flyers, or put a sign at driveway that says you have eggs. Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. Airheart I have a little over 100 hens right now I have a problem I just cant say no to a new bird.

    WindyOaksYokes we sell ours at a local market and my b/f takes orders at work, heck I only ask $1.50 a doz just to get rid of them.

    My girls did however win County Champion Eggs and State Champion Eggs this year at the fair Maybe its time to up the price . It is hard to sell them local as I live in the middle of nowhere and everyone around has chickens.
  8. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Songster

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    ummm personally I would charge more... do you know what those type (organic - free range) eggs go for in the store [​IMG] Just tell them you had to up the price because of the price of rising corn... LOL... they will never know the difference..... [​IMG]
  9. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    Just wait until the other 40 kick in!!!! [​IMG]

    I'm getting 5 to 6 dozen eggs a day now, too. I don't have enough to fill all my egg orders!!! Can't wait for my other 100 to start laying.
    I have a second refridgerator also for eggs, but it stays empty most of the time.
    I just increased my price to $1.50 a dozen. I hated to, but with the cost of feed going up, I had to. Only 1 customer has complained, the others said they were surprised I hadn't done it sooner.

  10. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I have not bought eggs in so long that I didn't know how much eggs were going for in the grocery store. I'm starting to get enough that I can sell some here and there. I asked a teacher friend what she thought of $1 a dozen and she thought it was too much!! [​IMG] So today while I was in Walmart I looked and [​IMG] the price of omega-3 rich eggs $3.86 a dozen at WALMART!!!!!

    Now if the rest of my polish will start laying, only 1 of the 10 hens is laying and they are 25 weeks old.


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