When I see Chad, I get eggs from them but since I didn’t get Addie this weekend, and since I forgot to get eggs from them last weekend, I was almost out of eggs. A man had advertised on the local neighborhood group that he had eggs so yesterday Vince and I went over there. It wasn’t very far from the house and he had the neatest setup. He has a little cabinet type thing built up off the ground and inside is a small fridge. He has power out to it (of course) and there are always eggs in there. He sells them for $2/dozen. They’re great and since Vince doesn’t want chickens, it’s the perfect solution to having fresh eggs.
Vince was a little apprehensive at first . . I think because he thought we’d have to knock on the door, deal with someone and possibly spend time there talking but we just drove up, put our money in the box, grabbed three dozen eggs and were on our way.
Vince said “That’s a heck of a lot better than raising chickens!” Even though I love having chickens and would get them again if it were up to me, he’s right. We always knew it cost us more than $2/dozen for eggs from our chickens by the time you included the cost of the coop, feed, supplies . . not to mention cleaning out the coop, dealing with snakes, keeping the water from freezing during the winter if the power was off. This past winter, we would have had serious problems in Texas with the chickens and no power for three days.
I love my fresh eggs…2dz/week. One of my staff RNs free ranges them on her property and sells for $2/dz as well. The 3 acre write-off on her taxes is what she’s after but promises me she has a margin.
Dotti in CT says
Here they are $5.00 a dz. That is from the farm.
Judy Laquidara says
There are some places here where they are too. I can’t imagine why anyone would pay it here, since off the beaten path, they’re easy enough to find for $2 or $3/dozen.
$5/dz for farm fresh like yours in San Diego County