Backyard Egg Price Trends Across the US
We recently asked our Facebook followers across the United States to give us their feedback regarding their egg price trends for their area. We also asked them to comment if they were feeding conventional poultry feed, non-GMO or organic feed, or raised their flock exclusively on pasture or forage. Here’s how the results came in.
First, a surprising number of you only donate your eggs and do not ask for any payment to offset the cost of caring and feeding your flock. Several of you shared comments about how to donate eggs to those in need! We love to hear stories about how our free Meyer Meal Maker chicks are helping you serve your community by providing free eggs. If you would like to see your Meyer Meal Maker story published in an upcoming blog, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prices vary across the US, with the Western states trending a higher average egg price trend per dozen than the Midwest. The South tended to trend slightly lower than the Midwest.
The Western states averaged about $5 per dozen eggs on conventional feed, with non-GMO and organic fed hens fetching up to $6 per dozen.
The Midwest egg price trends are anywhere from about $2.50 to $4 per dozen for conventional eggs and non-GMO and organic fed hens’ eggs sell for around $4-$5 per dozen. There were a few reports of flock owners only getting $1 per dozen for conventional eggs. Every little bit does help offset the feed bill!
Almost everyone must own chickens in the South because prices were anywhere from $1 to $3 per dozen and very few respondents reported prices outside of that range even when feeding non-GMO or organic feed, which were also very few.
The mid-Atlantic and New England areas could sometimes fetch $6 a dozen for non-GMO or organic eggs, but the average was closer to $5 for conventional eggs. Still, a good price!
We hope you enjoyed reading about the results of our informal Facebook survey on current egg prices across the country. It sure does sound like lots of love and care go into raising your happy flocks out there!
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