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Roxy

  • Joined May 2009
  • Peak District
    • festivalcarriages.co.uk
So busy with my egg sales......
« on: March 18, 2011, 11:15:45 pm »
Sold every egg on the place today - 4 dozen and one and a half dozen bantam eggs too!!

Eggs laid today, are boxed up now, ready to go out on the lane in the morning.

One lady told me today that she had been buying supermaket free range eggs, but the taste of our eggs was miles better.

Did have one eye raising moment when three people turned up at once  - and just half a dozen eggs left......exit one triumphant lady, and two disapointed ones .....at least they did not start a fight which is something!!!
« Last Edit: March 19, 2011, 07:05:54 am by Roxy »

Hermit

  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: So busy with my egg sales......
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2011, 12:07:22 am »
Great stuff, good luck!

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: So busy with my egg sales......
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2011, 09:31:21 am »
Most of ours are reserved - we only have the odd box for the road end and WE only get very dirty or misshapen ones, much to Dan's disgust  ;D

Still, got my next 40 layers doing away nicely under the heatlamp  ;D

spikey_fridge

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • stroud gloucestershire
Re: So busy with my egg sales......
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2011, 02:50:47 pm »
wish folk would buy some of mine. 2 dozen going spare here but i shall hard boil some for youngest

kingnigel

  • Joined May 2009
  • Gainsborough
  • www.zabalaz.co.uk
    • Zabalaz Siberian Huskies
Re: So busy with my egg sales......
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2011, 08:09:46 pm »
i think mine must have chocolate in them they sell so fast lol
kn

Jonny

  • Joined Feb 2011
Re: So busy with my egg sales......
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2011, 09:35:42 am »
Do you just put up a sign and let people come up to the house?

Roxy

  • Joined May 2009
  • Peak District
    • festivalcarriages.co.uk
Re: So busy with my egg sales......
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2011, 10:55:00 pm »
Jonny, I do not actually live where my holding is any more.  It is on a country lane, but quite busy with people taking short cuts to and from work, school run etc.  I put up signs facing both ways, and just put a plastic lidded box out with the eggs boxed up.  People help themselves, and leave the money in the box.  Had a few "incidents" where either money or eggs have gone, but on the whole, people are honest, and like the fact I trust them, I think.  Got regulars now, some once a week, others every two weeks.  Sometimes find a note in the empty egg boxes they leave "  Thank you from the blue van man - your eggs are fantastic!"  Compliments like that cheer me up!!

The Chicken Lady

  • Joined Mar 2008
  • Cheshire
Re: So busy with my egg sales......
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2011, 11:58:48 pm »
All mine get sold as soon as they are laid. Ducks as well. Now I have some goose eggs - what do they sell for?
Karen

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: So busy with my egg sales......
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2011, 09:10:36 am »
Do you just put up a sign and let people come up to the house?
We have a sign at the gate, which can be taken down when they are not laying, and an honesty box attached to the fence.  We don't put out more than 4 boxes at a time, sometimes only one and we have never had any stolen. Like Roxy, we find people love to be trusted.
It wouldn't work for us if people came to the house, partly as we are rarely in it - with the honesty box they can get eggs when there's no-one home.
We do often see people when they come and have met many interesting people through our eggs.
We find that some days no-one buys any, then suddenly everyone comes together and it's almost a bunfight to get a box  :D  I need more hens but want them at pol, and specific breeds/hybrids to keep up the varied coloured eggs our customers love.
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