what should I charge for quail eggs (for food)

Discussion in 'Quail' started by willow_lane, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. willow_lane

    willow_lane Out Of The Brooder

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    Since my quail are laying fairly good right now (no light or anything) I was going to start trying to sell some of the eggs for eating. I have a few local people that are begging me to sell them eggs I am not sure what to charge. My origional thought was 50 cents a dozen but an other friend of mine suggested $1.00 per dozen. That seems kind of high to me. What do you all think?
     
  2. Schroeder

    Schroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too am curious. If you search the internet you can find them as high as $9.00 a dozen. I've seen them elsewhere for as low as $4.00 a dozen. I wonder if people have listed them on Craig's list or Ebay for sale as food, and what price is reasonable.
     
  3. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quail Eggs are "exotic" to say. You can charge from .25 - .50 an egg. I sell a 1/2 dzn for $3 and a dzn for $5. If someone wants more then a dzn then I charge about $4.50 a dzn.

    My chicken eggs go for $3 dzn and no one asks or questions the price especially since they can come an see how my animals are raised.
     
  4. HGBF

    HGBF Out Of The Brooder

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    This time of the year, I just throw them at people. Sometimes they stick.

    $2.00 a dozen for coturnix eggs for eating would be choice, but I just give them away.
     
  5. fishman65

    fishman65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow!!! I thought at $1.00 a dozen i was robbing people. I can see higher prices for hatching eggs but not for eating eggs. might have to do some research!!!! farm fresh eggs here cost about $1.00-$1.50 a dozen and thats for jumbo chicken eggs not little dinky cute quail eggs.[​IMG]
     
  6. HGBF

    HGBF Out Of The Brooder

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    Well,I never tamper with other peoples markets.
    Drive by here and see if you don't get pelted with dinky little cute quail eggs. Come next spring, it will cost yah.
    I'm kidding of course.

    Edit follows:
    On a serious note. I don't tamper with your market, so please don't tamper with mine.
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2010
  7. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I charge $2/dozen for eating eggs and $6/dozen for fertile eggs here in Southern Ontario.
     
  8. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where do you live??? I'm coming! I can't find farmfresh eggs for less than $4/dozen...usually pay $5.
     
  9. ksukristin

    ksukristin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    around here chicken eggs go for $2-2.50 a dozen, duck eggs go for $3.00/dozen...and I haven't tried selling any of my quail eggs. When my gals were cranking I brought quail eggs into my office to give away...

    a very hot topic it seems- man I wish I could sell them for the $$$ some other people have seen them for!

    a side note- at Kona grill they offer a quail egg on your sushi for $1.00= one dollar for one egg! man wouldn't it be nice to get those type of prices???

    I was thinking of trying to sell them for $1.00-$1.50 just as a start...I need to get some cartons!

    BTW- anyone sell their eggs to restaurants or open markets? I'd be curious to hear about that!
     
  10. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What type of restaurant would use Quail Eggs? Chinese restaurants? Japanese?

    David
     

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