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Queen Bee
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« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2009, 07:12:00 AM »

This one lady buys 2 thirty count trays every month and we take them to her when we go to town.

Other people pass by most everyday anyway so it is just a stop on the way. Then there are those that make a special trip to get them.
12 @ $2.00
18 @ $3.00
30 @ $5.00
36 @ $6.00

I guess they like the idea of farm fresh, free range eggs.

Jees, you sell 'em cheap.

Fresh free range eggs are better... I keep a couple hens in the backyard myself for our eating pleasure (the eggs, not the hens... yet).
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« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2009, 08:18:41 AM »

Those prices are cheap compared to around here, from $3/dozen from a woman who brings them to yoga class, to $4/dozen for double-yolkers and $4.50/dozen for mixed brown and colored at the little market down the road in the country, to about $5/dozen at the grocery store for free-range commercial eggs. Personally, I'm willing to pay the higher prices (over the regular commercial eggs) for several reasons, the most compelling being that the eggs are far superior in color and flavor.

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« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2009, 09:51:40 AM »

I think people around here would stop eating eggs at those prices.

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« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2009, 10:44:10 AM »

Its too bad that you can't get more for your eggs but I have seen on a chicken forum that many parts of the country cannot get much more for their eggs and some will pay almost anything.

I have been selling my eggs for $3.00 per dozen to the local people here but will be selling them for $4.00 per dozen at the farmer's market because they said that is what people expect to pay and they don't want me to undercut anyone else there that may be selling them for the $4.00 (they did last year) but I could probably get more if I wanted for the rainbow eggs.

People sell their plain old brown eggs for $4.00 dozen and they go nuts for the colored ones.
My black copper marans are laying those deep brown reddish eggs now, along with the ones that lay blue, green, ivory, white, brown.
I put two of each in a dozen(in a clear plastic reuseable carton) and they practically want to frame them.
People are funny, they practically want to display them.
I had a lady from the bee club buy some from me the other night as a gift for someone.

Fresh free range eggs are popular here, I only feed them organic feed too but I don't advertise that because you can't say anything is truly organic unless you want to spend thousands of dollars to get certified and I am just doing this to unload all my extra eggs.
Besides how do I know that every bug or worm they eat is organic? Wink
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« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2009, 10:45:30 AM »

Meant to tell ya Jerry, that I have a hen that looks exactly like yours.
Those red heads are either very attractive to the roosters or are just loose women.
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« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2009, 02:29:07 PM »

I have a few hens that have bald necks.  Wife thinks they have a disease, I tried to tell her its the pecking order.  I told her we need to make some "neck warmers" to protect them!!

Jerry, your egg price is just what I ask for mine.  When I told my coworkers that I had farm fresh eggs for sale, $2 dozen, $3 for 18, they looked at me like I had a third eyeball!!  Bunch of cheapskates.  Said they could buy them cheaper at Walmart, I told them to do just that.  Glad I only have seven hens, not too many eggs to get rid of, give alot to friends.
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