Egg Farms in Delaware

List of Egg Farms in Delaware – Find Eggs for Sale Near You!

Looking for egg farms in Delaware?

Famous for the Delaware chicken, the state of Delaware also has a history steeped in egg production.

Chickens were primarily raised for their eggs in the early 1990s in Delaware. That’s changed today and there is a thriving egg and meat industry.

Whether you’re selling excess eggs from your backyard chickens or homestead, or starting up an egg farming operation, Delaware is a great place to start an egg selling business.

Here is a list of some of the best egg farms and sellers in the state, as well as some direction on how you can get started in the business.

List of Egg Farms in Delaware

Egg FarmLocationPhoneWebsite
Puglisi Egg FarmsHowell, NJ732-938-2373puglisiegg.com
The Chuckling Chicken FarmGreenwood, DE302-228-4404NA
Mountaire FarmsMillsboro, DE302-934-1100mountaire.com
Powers FarmTownsend, DE302-378-0826thepowersfarm.com
Coverdale Farm PreserveGreenville, DE302-239-2334delawarenaturesociety.org
Hook Family FarmFrankford, DE410-507-1477hookfamily.farm
Sydell-Hillandale FarmsHartly, DE302-492-3644NA
Highland Orchards Farm MarketWilmington, DE302-478-4042highlandorchardsfarmmarket.com

Puglisi Egg Farms

Address – Howell, NJ 07731

Phone – 732-938-2373

Contact – NA

Website https://www.puglisiegg.com/

Founded in the 1940s, Puglisi Egg Farms are family-owned and operated egg farms.


The Chuckling Chicken Farm

Address – Greenwood, DE 19950

Phone – 302-228-4404

Contact – NA

Website – NA


Mountaire Farms

Address – Millsboro, DE 19966

Phone – 302-934-1100

Contact – NA

Website https://mountaire.com/


Powers Farm

Address – Townsend, DE 19734

Phone – 302-378-0826

Contact – NA

Website https://thepowersfarm.com/


Coverdale Farm Preserve of Delaware Nature Society

Address – Greenville, DE 19807

Phone – 302-239-2334

Contact – NA

Website https://www.delawarenaturesociety.org/


Hook Family Farm

Address – Frankford, DE 19945

Phone – 410-507-1477

Contact – NA

Website https://hookfamily.farm/


Sydell-Hillandale Farms

Address – Hartly, DE 19953

Phone – 302-492-3644

Contact – NA

Website – NA


Highland Orchards Farm Market

Address – Wilmington, DE 19803

Phone – 302-478-4042

Contact – NA

Website http://www.highlandorchardsfarmmarket.com/


Remember – Not All Eggs Are Equal!

If you enjoy eggs and you’ve tried eggs from several farms, you’ll be well aware there can be a huge difference in the taste and quality from one egg to another.

Much to most people’s surprise, the taste isn’t to do with the breed of the hen that laid the egg.

It’s actually all to do with how the hens are being treated, which is why it’s imperative that you buy from an ethical egg farm.

As a starting point, you should always look for eggs that are labeled as ‘free range’ or ‘cage free’.

Caged or battery hens are kept in small cages, it’s horrible and stressful for the hens.

Not only is it cruel and inhumane to keep hens caged up all day, but the result is also eggs lacking in taste and nutritional content.

Ideally, hens should have space to roam free-range and be able to graze on bugs, insects, and other natural things they want to eat – as well as being fed a high-quality, nutritional feed.

In addition to this, they should have excellent living conditions and a high standard of care.

The bottom line is; happy chickens are healthy chickens, and healthy chickens lay the best eggs.

If you taste a free-range egg from a chicken on a high-quality diet and compare it to a battery hen, there is a world of difference.

Can I Sell Eggs in Delaware?

If you live in Delaware and you’re interested in selling eggs, you need to be aware of the rules and regulations governing selling eggs.

You can find all the information you need on the Official Website of the State of Delaware, in particular, this document titled Marketing of Agricultural Products is a good place to start.

This code details all the definitions you’ll need to be familiar with. As well as the standards, grades, sizes, and weight classes of eggs.

It also explains how you need to label your eggs lawfully and how you can advertise them. This is very important, you have to label your eggs in a certain way to protect yourself and consumers.

There is some reading involved, but don’t let that put you off of selling eggs.

Selling eggs can be profitable, but more so – for me at least – it’s a rewarding experience selling fresh produce to the local community!

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