We sold our first dozen eggs!

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

  1. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
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    YAY!!!!!

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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

    burley Out Of The Brooder

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    we get 3.00 a dozen here. I love having the birds, having them pay for their own feed is great.
     
  7. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
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    that is just clucky! congrats! here's to many successful sales in the future!
     
  9. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    Congratulations! [​IMG]
     

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