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Egg Sales--Questions Answered

April 15th, 2015 at 10:27 pm

Kiki wanted to see what the difference was in the different eggs so the photo below shows all three. The big white one is a duck egg, the pale pink one with dark pink spots is the turkey egg, and the brown one is the chicken egg. The chicken egg would equate to a large egg at the grocery store, though we do get quite a few that would equal the extra large size (even laid by the same chicken that laid this one). I chose the one with the nicest color contrast. The turkey eggs will get bigger than the duck eggs after Gina has been laying for a couple of months. All bird eggs start out small when their systems are just coming online.

Joan had asked about selling eggs by the ounce. That's not really something that happens in our community. The going rate of what other people are willing to pay is pretty set around here and depends on how hard it is to find them. For organic chicken eggs straight from the coop or farm, people will pay $3 to $6 a dozen. In the stores it is $6 to $8. For organic duck eggs people are willing to pay $5 to $7 a dozen and in the stores it is $8 to $9 a dozen. Turkey eggs of any type start at $8 a dozen and go up higher for organic and you can't find them in the stores at all. If you are selling fertile hatching eggs you can charge more.

I try to keep my prices reasonable in that range, just because I have seen people try to get too much and then people stop buying from them even if they lower their prices back down. No one wants to deal with a price gouger.

For rabbit meat I do sell by the pound, though, as that is standard. We can get $15 a pound for organic rabbit meat. It costs $4 a rabbit for the processing fees at a WSDA facility, which we have to use to legally sell butchered meat. That plus the organic feed costs, well, we do need to make a profit and I don't feel bad about charging more there. It is what the market will support.

And if there is interest, I did an updated rabbitry video this week. The kits are about 6.5 weeks old here.

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2 Responses to “Egg Sales--Questions Answered”

  1. Kiki Says:

    Fascinating, thank you!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks for the picture! I was actually wondering about the eggs myself. Smile

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