What price do you get for your eggs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AxisOfBeagles, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Those of you that sell 'farm eggs / free range eggs / etc' - what price are you getting per dozen?

    Does egg size / color / breed make any difference to that price point? What about how you raise / keep the birds?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Wow. That can really be all over the place. Mostly it depends on supply and demand.
    I have been getting 3 per dozen for a long time.
    I see them on craigslist for 2-2.50 frequently.
    I've had some people say they would pay more.
    Mine free range on organic pasture, I don't include very small eggs in the carton and I have charged 4 for jumbos when I have enough.
    I just started a flock on organic feed. After a while, I'll raise eggs from them to 4.50.
     
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Depends on your market....look at craigslist and see what they're going for nearby.

    I sell for $3.50, not organic, as that's a median price around my area.
     
  4. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sell mine for $3 a dozen. It really just depends on what people will pay for them
     
  5. I sometimes sell them, I don't eat them so... When I do I usually charge $4.00
     
  6. ginger7

    ginger7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say first start looking at what your local supermarket is charging, and don't go lower than that.
     
  7. To those recommending I look up local marker prices or CL or such - many thanks, but not quite what I am looking for. I'm curious as to the wide variety of pricing for local farm eggs and curious as to what the experiences of BYC members have been, especially with regard to higher price acceptance for egg color, egg size, chicken breed, farming practices - or any other poultry management variables.
     
  8. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    People seem to have the idea that brown eggs are more natural than white eggs, which is not true. But people who buy farm eggs usually want brown eggs. People also want large eggs.
     
  9. SunnySkies

    SunnySkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friends and coworkers seem to clamor for my eggs. They like knowing how the chickens were raised -- really free range (we don't have runs, just coops), no lights, no chemical feeds, etc. They know we are not organic, as I can't afford organic feed here, but that seems to be counterbalanced by the fact the hens are finding their own food.

    The colored eggs, as I have some hens that lay pink and green eggs, are well accepted. Some people think they are higher in this or that, but the green one is the same as the brown one is the same as the white one.

    They don't like bantam eggs, even though some of my bantam ladies lay a big egg for their size. The larger eggs are preferred.

    That said, I haven't tried selling them. I had so many I just wanted them gone this summer. I'm planning to start selling mine this next year. However, in my area, the local organic/locally grown/fair trade store sells eggs from one large farm in the area for $6-8 a dozen. The higher priced ones are soy-free.
     
  10. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    WOW! We only get 2.00 a dozen and people try to talk us down saying "they only cost 1.50 at Walmart." I have trouble selling my blue eggs , give them to family. Brown eggs are the preferred color for selling, they say "I can buy white at the store."
     

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