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Selling Eggs
#16
Here's an article on selling your surplus eggs and the requirements [URL="http://www.poultry.allotment.org.uk/Chicken_a/Chicken_Egg_Excess/farm-gate-egg-sales.php"]http://www.poultry.allotment.org.uk/Chicken_a/Chicken_Egg_Excess/farm-gate-egg-sales.php[/URL]
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#17
[quote name='urbansheepdog']Here's an article on selling your surplus eggs and the requirements [URL="http://www.poultry.allotment.org.uk/Chicken_a/Chicken_Egg_Excess/farm-gate-egg-sales.php"]http://www.poultry.allotment.org.uk/Chicken_a/Chicken_Egg_Excess/farm-gate-egg-sales.php[/URL][/QUOTE]



Great link thank you!
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#18
[quote name='GeoffH']P.S. i am finding this thread very reassuring. I am planning to get 10 hens, after taking advice from the forum, and did wonder what i would do if I got snowed under with eggs that I could not sell. I was planning to sell at £1/ 1/2 dozen as that seems to be the going rate round here. I think 10 would be more interesting than just 5 There is only me, my wife and mother in law - we have an empty nest!

I hope I can sell the eggs as my wife persuaded me to buy a) a bigger hen house and b) a superior British made house than a cheap Chinese import. Hope for better luck than with the bees. So far they have eaten a lot of sugar but not produced much honey. But I have 4 well established colonies that were new last year. Fingers crossed for a good spring and summer.[/QUOTE]



Good luck with the bees Geoff, that sounds fun! Where I am in lincs, there are a few people with chooks and selling the eggs at their gate so I'm not sure how well mine would sell. I think I might need to do a bit of local marketing, perhaps a few free boxes to the neighbours as an introduction offer! Its been really easy for OH to sell them at work though. They go straight away and I think the eyecatching boxes have helped!!! I have a few people who want them anytime I can provide them so the poor girls already have a backlog of orders to fullfill and then Dot the Bluebelle put in a days leave today :lol: Of course I can see how this will go, I'll end up buying my eggs from the lady up the road and selling all mine to other people! Although not such a bad plan as they sell them for 75p! Lol No, more chooks is the answer! laugh



Anyone got any POL's for sale in Lincs in the near future?
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#19
Wow, they look fab, what a good idea! Smile
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#20
I have no idea about egg prices in the UK, but the boxes are great. For a marketing slogan, I would try pampered and loved. I hope urbansheepdog that you are kidding. I sell eggs and this past while I have been thinking of bagging and marketing the manure. Even came up with a slogan: "Pure Hungarian Yellow Chicken Poo. If we are considered endagered is our poo endagered too?" What do you all think?
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#21
What a great idea, I love it! £1.00 is a very good price... I wouldn't go any cheaper, especially with such great artwork!
Chickens - always looking for new ways to train their owners
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#22
I sell at £1-00/1/2 dozen in bog standard boxes.All my customers are happy with this price.

those pink boxes are great.I saw them on their site a while ago but out here in the Lincs fens they would be wasted as they would not be appreciated.
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#23
It souds like a lot us of sell eggs, I went on the money exchange web site and found out I sell my eggs at 1 pound 20 pence. My prices are reasonable and I have more potential clients than eggs
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#24
I sell ours for £1.20, they sell easily, we actually have a shortage at the moment.



Free range eggs are £1.38 in morrisons so I think this is fair.
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#25
The folks around me come back for more eggs and bring the empty carton with them which is handy! Some have given me £2.50 a dozen even though I only asked for £2.00. All goes in the 'Egg Jar'.

The other thing I started from the beginning of the year was an 'Egg Log' spreadsheet. Up to today (17th) my 10 girls have laid 150 eggs!! ...... and there's £22.00 in the egg jar already! Whooohooo! Smile
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