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What Do You Charge For Your Duck Eggs??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FunnyBunnies12, May 21, 2011.

  1. FunnyBunnies12

    FunnyBunnies12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm overloading on duck eggs, I have 8girls laying and I have about 8 dozen eggs in the fridge, how much do your charge for your duck eggs. Do you charge per dozen, per 1/2 dozen, or perhaps per request for hatching? What is a fair price for duck eggs over chicken eggs and why are duck eggs higher in price then chicken? I need to start selling mine.
     
  2. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Idaho
    I get between $3 and $4 per dozen but they are very hard to sell here. It seems nobody wants them even though they are exceptional to bake with.

    Good luck selling yours!
     
  3. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:For eating $10/ doz or 0.50 each. I don't sell for hatching since I have a mixed flock. There are few if any mass producers of duck eggs and they are in demand, low supply big demand means higher prices. Check your state rules, usually you don't have a lot of rules if selling person to person. Selling to a store for resale or to a resturant is usually more controlled for "food safety" reasons. Good luck I hope you can find buyers.
     
  4. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't personally get enough duck eggs to sell, but family is now taking all I can get.

    There is a vendor on the local farmer's market here in Pontiac, Michigan, that sells duck eggs for $5 a dozen. He sells regular brown non-organic eggs for $2 and organic brown eggs for $4.

    Last year, I asked him if they were fertile, and he didn't know -- he doesn't raise them, a friend of his does down near the Ohio/Indiana border area. I bought a dozen, and none of them started, so maybe not fertile or maybe just been chilled too much. Oh well, it was worth a $5 gamble, I ended up burying them under a new shrub I planted so they became fertilizer.
     
  5. FunnyBunnies12

    FunnyBunnies12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok if people ask WHY the higher price over chicken eggs what do I tell them? Maybe that is why people won't buy duck eggs because they can buy chicken eggs cheaper.
     
  6. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    People have to appreciate a duck egg in order to pay for it. It's not something you find on the shelf at the grocery store, so if there is a demand (for baking or health reasons) people who KNOW about duck eggs would understand why they are more than chickens.

    Ducks require more care and time because of how messy they are. The have slightly different living arrangements than chickens, and no one really mass produces duck eggs for retail sale. All the variables make for a higher price.

    Around me people are listing them on CL for between $3-$10 dozen depending on if they're for eating or hatching.

    It's the same for pricing chicken eggs, some people are fine with $1 store brand eggs, others go the extra $2+ for cage free or organic. Others still actively seek out farm fresh and will do a completely separate trip for them from a private seller. Most "pick up" eggs are still $2- $3, so they're not saving any money buying them and are adding another trip to do so. So if people WANT duck eggs, farm fresh at that, then somewhere around $3-$5 should be fine.
     
  7. Duckopolis

    Duckopolis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Duck eggs are a lot more nutritious. I sell a dozen for 5 dollars and a half dozen for 3 dollars.
     
  8. TXgirlinMI

    TXgirlinMI New Egg

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    Good to know! I live in Oxford, MI and I have chickens and ducks. I only feed them organic feed and supplement with organic foods from my garden or farmers markets. At work I've been selling my eggs at a flat 3 bucks. I think if more people tried duck eggs they would like them. I work with people who are allergic to chicken eggs, but they can have duck eggs. Always trying to get the word out to let people know the many uses of ducks. For instance, you can use their fertilizer right away, so their "splash pond" water is recycled into my garden. We live on a lake and they love it. All my girls are pasture raised....thanks for the info from the farmer's market.
     
  9. glambka

    glambka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you have any blue duck eggs. I live in SE MI and am looking for some. Thx
     
  10. Betsy57

    Betsy57 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I've charged $5 in the past a dozen for duck eggs. I usually give one in each dozen of chicken eggs I sell. I just found out from my Chinese acupuncturist that Chinese do not like/eat chicken eggs, they like the duck eggs. So hopefully I can hit them next year when these ducklings begin laying. I am going to try to charge $6 a dozen and see how they respond. [​IMG]
     

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