Trading question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Amyh, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2010
    North Carolina
    Does anyone trade eggs for another food product? Do you trade eggs for other things? I'm not sure I'm interested in selling eggs, but I will have too many for my own use, so I want some good ideas!
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Everybody sells eggs around here, and you're supposed to take a course in Ga, so I never tried, and I get more eggs than I can use. I have two people that I routinely give them to, one because she is not exactly rich, the other partly because she routinely does me a favor in return.
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I give eggs to my landlady who allowed me to raise chickens, and to some special people at work because they have been very helpful to me (one man has helped me put the roof on my second coop, has driven the U-Haul when I had to pack up my sister's estate and drive it across the state, and loaned me tools). I also give eggs to the gal janitor at work who has been helping me polish up my Spanish.

    I do sell some eggs to other people at work, just people who work there. Maybe four customers, total. I also sell a dozen each week to my next door neighbors because the lady of that house REFUSES to take them for free. [​IMG] I keep telling her I need to bribe her to put up with the rooster crowing.... but she just laughs. She said they LIKE listening to them.... Okay, then for putting up with my dogs barking at their dogs... she doesn't notice that either.

    They gotta be deaf. [​IMG]

    I'm not a member of any religious organization or church, or I would donate eggs there for the pastor to determine who best to receive 'em.
  4. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    IF you have someone who has something you NEED or WANT go ahead and ask them--the only thing they can say is YES or NO!! LOL

    I sell my eggs to one person only--she used to purchased organic eggs from the Fresh market--until she found out I had eggs.. She pays me 5$ a dozen and usually gets two dozen a week... when I have them.. I figure she pays for my feed.. I would love to barter my eggs, honey or orchard/vineyard/garden surplus. I give away much of it to my dh's family --his dear aunts and uncles are getting on in age (most are now reaching their late 80's --early 90's) and they are so happy to get it. Sometimes, I even shell the peas, shuck the corn or can extra for them...It makes me feel good.....

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