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Livestock => Poultry & Waterfowl => Topic started by: debbietownhead on December 27, 2018, 07:41:27 pm

Title: Goose eggs
Post by: debbietownhead on December 27, 2018, 07:41:27 pm
I have young geese laying for the first time. Can anyone advise how much to sell these for?
The eggs will be going for eating not breeding
Title: Re: Goose eggs
Post by: bj_cardiff on December 28, 2018, 04:16:32 pm
I think its a pretty standard £1 an egg, local to me anyway, Wales
Title: Re: Goose eggs
Post by: abc123 on December 29, 2018, 01:29:12 pm
Yes, agree with bj although you would get more than double that if they were hatching eggs if thats something you want to do
Title: Re: Goose eggs
Post by: Womble on December 29, 2018, 05:32:52 pm
TBH, we found that except at Easter time, we couldn't give them away! I think the trick is to find customers who are really into baking.
Title: Re: Goose eggs
Post by: lord flynn on December 30, 2018, 02:38:27 pm
I'm another who struggled to sell them-same with duck eggs, once people try them they are usually converted but for some reason people are often reluctant to try eggs from anything other than hens. The ones I didn't use myself I mostly gave away to someone I know who bakes a lot. I now have a dedicated duck egg customer base but it took a while!
Title: Re: Goose eggs
Post by: macgro7 on December 30, 2018, 03:54:17 pm
Here they sell for £2 each (Leicester city market).
Title: Re: Goose eggs
Post by: Womble on December 30, 2018, 11:38:10 pm
@lord flynn , a lady at my work used to buy hen's eggs every week, but refused to touch duck eggs, "because they came out of a duck's bum"  ??? .
Title: Re: Goose eggs
Post by: lord flynn on December 31, 2018, 10:42:12 am
@lord flynn , a lady at my work used to buy hen's eggs every week, but refused to touch duck eggs, "because they came out of a duck's bum"  ??? .


pmsl, really people are quite weird.


On the other end of the scale I had a work colleague recently eat a duck egg I gave him back in early July lol, it had been in the fridge-he did the water test and one failed and one passed-he said they're too good to waste!
Title: Re: Goose eggs
Post by: doganjo on December 31, 2018, 11:14:17 am
You could try spraying them with gold paint  :coat:
Title: Re: Goose eggs
Post by: macgro7 on December 31, 2018, 03:29:26 pm
Several people were asking me to make sure I don't keep a cockerel with hens because they didn't want a chick when they crack the eggs...  ;D
Title: Re: Goose eggs
Post by: cans on December 31, 2018, 05:02:44 pm
Several people were asking me to make sure I don't keep a cockerel with hens because they didn't want a chick when they crack the eggs...  ;D

Been there, done that!   :yuck:

Title: Re: Goose eggs
Post by: harry on January 18, 2019, 07:19:35 pm
Having tried them i wouldn't give a thank you for eating geese eggs, duck eggs yes much richer.
Title: Re: Goose eggs
Post by: Penninehillbilly on January 19, 2019, 05:26:04 pm
I usually give some to ladies who bake for local chapel, living away from tarmac road, I don't want to be walking a mile to the village to sell a couple of eggs.
I do know people who sell them for £1 each though.
Title: Re: Goose eggs
Post by: DavidandCollette on January 20, 2019, 09:53:19 am
Had some cream legbars once. Mother in law wouldn't eat blue eggs  :roflanim:
Title: Re: Goose eggs
Post by: macgro7 on January 20, 2019, 03:50:12 pm
Had some cream legbars once. Mother in law wouldn't eat blue eggs  :roflanim:
In some countries most commercial eggs are white (from leghorns). Someone said when he moved here he didn't want to eat eggs because they are all so dirty lol
Title: Re: Goose eggs
Post by: Dans on February 20, 2019, 11:16:17 am
We tried selling for £1 had one or two sell but then someone walked off with 5. I gave up after that. Might have better luck at a market or farm shop.

I love eating goose eggs. Brilliant one egg omlette or dippy fried egg.

Dans