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We sold our first dozen eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NurseNettie, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Songster

    Feb 13, 2008
    Northern Maine
    Not sure if this fits in this topic-- please feel free to move it if it belongs somewhere else.

    Our young hens started laying crazy about 2 weeks ago, so we put out a quickly made "fresh eggs" sign, with the price ($2.00 --low by some standards, but actually a tiny bit higher than others are selling for in the area) -- in hopes to have sell a few dozen ( we didn't expect to have surplus til spring, since we started hatching late). I also made up some quickie flyers and cards to hand out (though haven't done that yet due to car issues).

    Well, we got a knock on the door a couple hours ago and I opened it to a gentleman asking for a dozen eggs. I was nearly speechless--- it was exciting!! I made sure he got all big eggs, and gave him a card-- he asked if we'd be selling regularly, and introduced himself.

    Yipee!!! The hens have earned their first 2 bucks!!!

  2. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Songster

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY

    That's an awsome feeling. Isn't it? I sold eggs to co workers 18 yrs ago and just back into chickens again...I can't wait!

    Hooray for your girls!
  3. sewincircle

    sewincircle Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    Central New York
    Congrats!!! Thats great! I wont have enough surplus til Spring.
    I am happy they are paying their way now. hehehe! [​IMG]
  4. Two days ago I sold my 5th dozen. Yup, I keep track and it feels just that great everytime so far. I'm getting $3.00 a doz.
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    That's always a wonderful feeling! Congrats on your first sell! [​IMG]
  6. burley

    burley In the Brooder

    Dec 12, 2008
    Oriential North Carolina
    we get 3.00 a dozen here. I love having the birds, having them pay for their own feed is great.
  7. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Songster

    Feb 13, 2008
    Northern Maine
    We're hoping to sell 5 dozen a week-- that will cover feed and shavings, especially once the excess roos are gone ( tomorrow if the weather holds!). I think that once the word gets out, we'll be taking orders, which is fine--- that'll mean more hens [​IMG] !!

  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    that is just clucky! congrats! here's to many successful sales in the future!
  9. first time farmer

    first time farmer Songster

    Dec 31, 2008
    New Hampshire
    I can't wait to sell my eggs! I just need to get some more hens
    congrats on the sell
  10. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Congratulations! [​IMG]

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