When can you sell the eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by scrambledmess, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. scrambledmess

    scrambledmess Songster

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    I apologize ahead of time if this is the wrong forum. I wasn't sure where to put this question.

    My girls only just started laying. Their eggs are still pretty small. I have 6 laying now out of 27 pullets. We have been getting 4 eggs a day, but today we got 6. Yay!!!

    Anyway, we are going to be over run with eggs soon. For a family of 7, we do eat a lot of eggs... but umm.. yeah, not that many.

    Anyway, I want to sell our left overs once we have too many. But I really don't think people are going to want to pay for small eggs. When do/did you start selling yours?
     

  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I started giving away the little eggs when we got over run, that way you get them hooked early and make them what to buy them later [​IMG] . Just remember to tell them they will have to buy them later.
     
  3. sandiatonimarie

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    I started giving away the little eggs when we got over run, that way you get them hooked early and make them what to buy them later . Just remember to tell them they will have to buy them later.

    Sneaky! I like it!​
     
  4. woodmort

    woodmort Songster

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    Yup with 24 pullets you're about to be buried in eggs. Pullet eggs are cute but not salable, eat all those you can--they'll keep--and as the sizes increase sell the bigger ones and keep the small. You'll find customers lined up for them.
     
  5. briteday

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    We get into the same situation most summers. But since we have been selling our eggs for a few years there is always a waiting list for new egg customers. When I have excess pullet eggs I contact them, offering 18 pullet eggs for the price of a dozen regular eggs. Or if I really want them as a customer I might offer them 6 free eggs to try. If you really get buried your local food bank/shelter/soup kitchen would be thrilled to have them I'm sure.
     
  6. scrambledmess

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    Thanks for the tips. I think I am about to start giving away eggs since I am just starting on this venture. I like the idea of the selling 18 for the price of a dozen. But that may have to wait until I have a costumer base.

    Our senior center also gives out food. I think donations there would be good as well.
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2010
  7. Keara

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    I always give one dozen away to each person I think might be interested in buying, than I tell them if the want more it's $2.50 a dozen, (only $2 if they bring me a used carton). They almost always get hooked. The only person who didn't get hooked had a hard time with the green egg thing (from my EE's).
     

  8. tobin123

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    We do the farmers market and show people the smaller ones .they don't care they buy them up
     
  9. newTexan2chickens

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    I too have had people asking me almost daily when my chickens will be in regular production. I have sold a few 18 cts but with only 6 hens laying now I can only swing 1-2 of those per week if you take into account what we use at home. We don't eat tons of eggs but I use them when I bake bread and in general cooking. I like the idea of the disounted small eggs.
     

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