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Bangbang

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Re: What does every one do with their eggs
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2012, 08:04:36 pm »
We only have 1 chicken now (Penny) who is 10 years old. so her egg(s) we eat.
Our Call duck eggs get sold 1.00 for six.
And we give some away too. (pay it forward idea)  :&>

sam.t

  • Joined Mar 2009
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Re: What does every one do with their eggs
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2012, 08:35:06 pm »
i sell my eggs (well my chooks eggs) for 1.50 per dozen carnt keep in with them and getting about 3 dozen aday
 :chook: :chook: :chook:

Big Light

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Re: What does every one do with their eggs
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2012, 09:19:05 pm »
Dizzy,
          getting 25 odds a day just under half from the breeding pens so they are going into the incubator / the other half we sell some at work  / give some to family and friends / eat some but  usually some excess - but really not sure what to do with the excess eggs when we have hatched enough - Possibly might dip the toe into selling on ebay. 

Hows the sheep  - Ours are looking pretty round but no action yet - reckon the boys have done the job - or the ewes have a secret chocolate stash :D

northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
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Re: What does every one do with their eggs
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2012, 12:03:12 pm »
why have mine suddenly stopped laying if all of yours are doing so well???  ???
I've had one duck egg a day for a couple of weeks now if I'm lucky, even the hens are letting me down!
At better times I sell for 2.40 for hens' and 3.20 for ducks' dozen. If there are not many extra expenses feed costs are covered. I make lots of cakes normally, quiches, pancakes, spanish omelettes from what doesn't sell. :&>

chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: What does every one do with their eggs
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2012, 12:25:24 pm »
I know we are not supposed to, but I weigh all ours and sell small at 1.10 half dozen, medium 1.30 and large at 1.60. Good point by Womble about supermarket prices. If they go up ours will as well, which will reduce our annual loss. Having said that we sold 112 lbs of Cherries last year so broke even (2.00 /lb). Although it does take 1 hour to pick, sort and weigh 3 lbs so its not a big earner! Kept us very busy for three weeks though.

northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
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Re: What does every one do with their eggs
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2012, 02:17:42 pm »
I bet you are nowhere near me or I'd buy a wagonload of your cherries, Chris!  :yum: :&>

Dizzycow

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Re: What does every one do with their eggs
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2012, 03:26:40 pm »
Your incubator must be going flat out, BL!  ;D I'd definitely look into selling eggs on ebay, esp your rarer breeds.

Sheep are looking a bit scruffy, not as scruffy as their paddock, though! Going to move them once they've lambed.... if they lamb! Surely they must be in lamb....? I haven't checked them, they look much the same as usual to me, but Alex reckons they're larger than usual. He was away for a month so I suppose would see the difference more than me. Will keep you posted!

All this chat of omelettes, cherries and brioche is making me peckish!  :)

chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: What does every one do with their eggs
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2012, 03:39:16 pm »
We didn't exactly sell a wagon full NFD but someone bought 4 lbs, went and ate the lot and came back for another 8 lbs next morning! Loads of people bought 1 lb and came back minutes later for another few. Of course we then sold more eggs as well. Greengauges didn't go as well; only sold 4 lbs. We could sell a lot more if we put our minds to it. Rhubarb arrives soon as we have two early variety plants.

Sylvia

  • Joined Aug 2009
Re: What does every one do with their eggs
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2012, 05:41:26 pm »
Greengages!! Ripe from the tree and warm from the sun :yum: :yum: Much better than chocolate or s#x ;D

northfifeduckling

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Re: What does every one do with their eggs
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2012, 05:58:46 pm »
give me cherries and chocolate  ;D ;D ;D :&>

Mel Rice

  • Joined Sep 2011
Re: What does every one do with their eggs
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2012, 06:14:44 pm »
I also make pickled eggs. I use the smaller ones (only so you can get more in the jar) My OH's favorite is chili pickled eggs...very nice with a ploughmans.

northfifeduckling

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Re: What does every one do with their eggs
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2012, 06:27:30 pm »
how long do they keep, Mel?  :&>

Castle Farm

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Hereford/Powys Border. near Hay-on-Wye
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Re: What does every one do with their eggs
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2012, 07:03:42 pm »
Getting all my birds into breeding condition for this season. I have about half a bucketfull a day, some sell as eating eggs and I hard boil the rest, mash them up (without shells) with rolled barley and feed them back to the birds.
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Dizzycow

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Re: What does every one do with their eggs
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2012, 08:27:49 pm »
I can't get my head around feeding the eggs back to the birds, it seems to defeat the purpose. I just don't get it. Even after 2 years I still get excited when I find eggs, and I treasure them. I get very upset if I, or one of the children, drop it, it seems so disrespectful!
I suppose I'm lucky that I don't have an oversupply and have that problem. Demand is strong!

sabrina

  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: What does every one do with their eggs
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2012, 05:16:17 pm »
The nurses at the hospital buy mine at 1.20, they only get them if I am working at the hospital or shopping in Turriff. I could sell more but I am well off the road and not keen to have strangers arriving at my door.

 

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