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SELLING EGGS
#1
Hi everyone,i have a surplus of chicken and duck eggs,and although we live in the country with caravan and holiday cottages everywhere,we seem not to get the custom,we have a sign outside the house right in view of the road,and i am now putting a box of boxed eggs next to it,i have recently been to a caravan park with a shop,to ask if he could sell our eggs,his reply was if they are not stamped he cannot sell them,shame as my duck eggs are massive and the few customers i have rave about both eggs,he could not put a poster up as he sells eggs.So my questio is HOW DO I GET TO STAMP MY EGGS so i can get into the local shops and parks,obviously with the least trouble, Many thanks Mommarchix.xx <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/dry.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='<_<' />
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#2
you can buy eggs stamps easially online, they use vegtable die and you can just change the date.

eggs should be good from 3 weeks from the stamp (although we know they last longer)

people just like to know if they are still good.



Here is a link for you to get one

http://www.custom-stamps.co.uk/acatalog/Egg_Stamps.html





http://www.stampsdirect.co.uk/easy-egg-stamp-29-p.asp
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#3
If you want to sell chicken eggs via a third party you need to be a registered egg packing station with your number stamped on the egg, they also need to be graded for size. i think the local inviromental helth deal with checking the premises, not sure it it's them or DEFRA that issue the number



I don't think there are the same restrictions on duck eggs
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#4
Don't know about ducks, but here's the stuff for hens eggs:



http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalhealth/For...p?ref=EMR1
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#5
You can sell your eggs without being a packing station if you sell from the door or through a market stall or door to door but you cannot sell through third party shop or to say a hotel. To register as a packing station you would need to meet various conditions and have equipment for weighing and candling.

Have you considered selling through a farmers market or through the Country Markets if you have one locally? If you can get a stall at the farmers' market it means you can talk to the customers and tell them about how you rear the poultry and what you feed them.
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#6
If you dont get enough eggs to warrent going to a farmers market, or you dont have the time then you could find a regular of the market and ask if he/she could sell the eggs from their stall, giving them a % of the profit.



In the summer months we get so many eggs that all the neighbours, friends and family have a good share and the rest goes to a local farmers market with my friends dad. He also sells his own eggs, veg etc so he was quite happy in selling a few more trays/boxes. He has 10% of what gets sold and he is more than happy with this.
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#7
You don't need to stamp the eggs if you put one of these out side your house. The egg box must have a use by date on it (i put three weeks fron the date laid).


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[quote name='Ross Clarke' date='14 April 2010 - 08:28 AM' timestamp='1271230136' post='188255']

If you dont get enough eggs to warrent going to a farmers market, or you dont have the time then you could find a regular of the market and ask if he/she could sell the eggs from their stall, giving them a % of the profit.

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Strictly speaking, however, that means that one needs to be registered as a packing station <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Sad' />
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#9
[quote name='Chez' date='14 April 2010 - 10:08 AM' timestamp='1271236126' post='188282']

Strictly speaking, however, that means that one needs to be registered as a packing station <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Sad' />

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I know for sure that he is not registered. He goes all over the place selling his eggs, from markets to car boots, most of the time with my eggs aswell. Would this land me in the muck if questions are asked about his eggs from the authorities?
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#10
I sell a few to friends, but loads of people have signs up saying they sell eggs, they recycle the egg boxes so the dates will be miles out. Our local garden centres sell local eggs too in un marked boxes.
It never worries me when I get a little lost, all I do is change where I'm going
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#11
Ross you are not allowed to have them sold by a third party unless you are registered as a packing station so you breaking the law by passing your eggs on to him. You can sell through Country Markets cause it is a co-operative and you would be part of that co-operative.
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#12
[quote name='GeoffH' date='14 April 2010 - 10:54 PM' timestamp='1271282057' post='188427']

Ross you are not allowed to have them sold by a third party unless you are registered as a packing station so you breaking the law by passing your eggs on to him. You can sell through Country Markets cause it is a co-operative and you would be part of that co-operative.

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This is correct im afraid.
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I will stop giving them to him to sell then. I dont want to get into trouble and neither does he.



I will have to get selling more to neighbours, friends etc etc. I will have to get back on the egg selling campaign.



Thanks for the advice guys.
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#14
In fact, its only third party if the money is paid up front for the eggs before they are sold- and it sounds like a partnership to me if the chap takes a percentage after the eggs are sold. It can be claimed this is to defray expenses incurred during sell- ie cost of stall, which naturally both partners whould contribute to.



As best practice, they should display two names as source and even better if they can tell their eggs apart, ie colour, or a stamp on the egg.



I don't think Ross has any problem on the grounds of being third party in his set up.
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#15
His stall is simply a 'vessel' for selling my eggs from. I give him a % as a good will gesture really, there is no money upfront either. He does not buy the eggs to sell, i just pop my eggs next to his on the stall.



There is no source, name etc. Just that all eggs are marked in pencil with the date.



Im still confused/unsure/unclear
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