How to Sell Eggs from your Chickens
Are you considering chickens for sale so you can sell eggs? Whether you already own hens or you are thinking about it, selling chicken eggs is a great way of making some extra income. Find out some important information about keeping chickens for this purpose with this guide.
Firstly, when selling chicken eggs, you must ensure that they are clean but not washed. Generally speaking, customers will not worry about a bit of dirt on their fresh eggs.
Shells of the eggs must not been damaged or cracked because this weakens their immunity to harmful microbes. You can keep these chicken eggs for you own use if you make sure they’re used within a couple of days of hatching.
Sell Ungraded Eggs (not sized)
When you sell eggs on a small scale they cannot be put into size or quality grades. You will probably find that people like differing sizes anyway.
By law you have to display a “Best Before Date” on chicken eggs for sale. They are normally good for about 4 weeks after hatching, so set your date for 3 weeks time to make sure you are well within the legal period.
Extra Rules to Sell Eggs
• Eggs cannot be sold to catering establishments as this is against the law.
• Whether they are graded or not, all eggs from chickens for sale have to be stamped with a producer code. Applications to DEFRA Egg Marketing Inspectorate will sort this out.
• Eggs have to be sold in new boxes and should never be sold in re-used boxes. Customers are allowed to use their own containers if they so wish.