So you’re ready to start selling eggs from your backyard homestead. I have simple tips to help guide you in the beginning!
Are you tired of eating eggs? Are you giving eggs to friends and family? Are you less excited about gathering the daily eggs? If any or all of those apply to you then you may have more laying hens than you really need. Some might suggest you sell off your precious girls…but not me! I say it is time to consider selling your eggs for a profit; or at least to cover your chicken expenses.
Selling Eggs from Your Backyard Homestead
Tip #1 – Know your laws
Egg laws are different from state to state. You’ll need to be sure to check the regulations for your particular area and comply with them. You don’t want to risk fines, not worth it.
You can see a comprehensive list of each states laws governing selling eggs on the National Egg Regulatory Officials website – NERO.
Tip #2 – Decide how much you’re going to sell
It would be good to have an average weekly egg count. Knowing your average and your personal use will let you determine how many eggs you’ll have to sell each week. Generally you’ll want to sell by the half for full dozen.
Tip #3 – Packaging your eggs
You have a few options when it comes to packaging your eggs; but again be sure you comply with the regulations for your state. First, you can put your eggs in containers similar to those you find in stores. You could also ask your buyers to bring their own containers or offer a discount if they do. …