What price do you charge for eggs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by leasmom, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. leasmom

    leasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know its early for me since my babys are still little, just a few weeks old. But, I am thinking in the long run about selling their organic eggs, since I'm raising them organically. What should I charge for those that might want to buy them?
     
  2. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it depends on supply and demand for your area and going rate. I dont have organic atleast I dont think so I feed commercial feed and only have 8 hens so Im selling for a 1.50 which is a great deal for fresh eggs that are xtra large cause store eggs are2-up for grade a large.
     
  3. Cock-a-doodle-DON'T

    Cock-a-doodle-DON'T New Egg

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    My neighbor sells hers for $2/doz. Don't know if they are organic or not. This seems like a pretty low price to me.
     
  4. mjolly

    mjolly Out Of The Brooder

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    In denver, there are several people sellign farm fresh - not necessarolily organic. Going rate is $2.50/dzn
     
  5. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Fresh eggs in my town are going for $2.50...if they're white. For some reason, people will pay a dollar more for brown eggs, because those go for $3.50/dozen!
     
  6. Maggie3

    Maggie3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, I've got brown/blue/green eggs and I sell mine for 2.00doz.
     
  7. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Quote:Honestly--people seem to think there's something more "wholesome" about brown eggs. I guess there's an ethical question about whether or not to capitalize on that, but the grocery store sure does! Cage-free eggs at my grocery store also cost more if they're brown.

    I don't know if we'll ever sell any eggs, but we'll only have a few brown-egg-layers, so I could justify it that way, if I wanted, with my brown eggers being fewer in number, their eggs would be "rare" at my place. Heh. I'll probably wind up giving away dozens, because we simply do not eat eggs much at all! Maybe that will change when we have GOOD eggs, though.
     
  8. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    Mine are brown, white, green, and blue. And we sell them for $2.00 dozen, and always have a waiting list..
     
  9. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    You know, it occurs to me that for those of you selling great eggs so cheap, now would be a great time to raise your prices--I mean, feed and fuel costs HAVE skyrocketed, and everyone knows that, so odds are good that no one would complain if you put it to them that way.
     
  10. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
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    we have ours free ranging part time and sell ours for $2 a dozen. 25 cents of that is for the carton it cost us, i ordered and bulk and figured the price per carton. no one ask if they are "organic or not" around here. but a few miles up the road from me two people sell theres for $3 a dozen and there sign says organic. although i pass by there homes anytime i go into town and they don't have chickens out free ranging. i had a sign made to put in my yard $20 for it and when i went to the grocery store i had it in back of my van because i was out of eggs to sell. this man came up to me and said do you have fresh eggs i see you sign in your van. i laughed and said no not at this time. my husband said he wished we had cards made out to give in that situation or have gotten his number or something! my mother in law lives a good drive from us but works at the va and we bring her eggs to her there. well people working with her went nuts and wanted eggs too! so we bring eggs to them at the va and they pay $3 we did not ask for $3 we told them $2. i guess because we are delivering them they want to pay that extra? anyway, that made us go get more chickens! we were running out to have them for ourselves or having to turn people down, pretty cool :)

    edited to say: if feed cost keep going up i will have to probably go up some, hate to but store bought eggs for just mediums were $1.85 and you know how long they sit before they even get to the store and no telling what else happens with them. we treat our chickens and ducks like they were family and the family dog :)
    wendy
     
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