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I'm about to just design a line of reusable egg cartons or something. Very limited selection when I did a search for them.

 

Ordered 4 from Blain's farm & fleet, but it was slim picking online.

 

Does anyone have a source for JUMBO sized reusable egg cartons? I don't want 50 of them, but I still need something for duck egg storage.

 

We have eggs coming out of our eyeballs again. We were using store bought cartons that were left over or given to us, but since we haven't had to buy eggs in over a year... well.. they're falling apart. We only kept the styrofoam ones so we could sanitize them.

 

If you tell me to use a basket I'll throw an egg at you! hide.gif

 

The baskets are all over flowing, I sold some eggs, gave some away just now, have all the duck eggs sold or in the incubator... but I need fridge storage for the extra!

post #2 of 12
I have some from lock and lock. I tried a "extra jumbo" egg from the store i could barely closed the lid, but if worked. I can store my smaller eggs in the camping egg carriers- I think they're made by coleman. I can try to find a link to the lock and lock ones if you can't find it. Good luck.
Off the grid since 1998. Wife to a wonderful DH of 10 years, Mommy to a fantastic 7 year old little boy and 23 chickens. Partridge Rocks, Dominiques, Rose Comb Brown Leghorns, EE's Welsummer, and some mutts. I have also started raising meat birds.


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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/499098/woods-on-wheels-update-added-more-photos
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Off the grid since 1998. Wife to a wonderful DH of 10 years, Mommy to a fantastic 7 year old little boy and 23 chickens. Partridge Rocks, Dominiques, Rose Comb Brown Leghorns, EE's Welsummer, and some mutts. I have also started raising meat birds.


My coop build thread
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/499098/woods-on-wheels-update-added-more-photos
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post #3 of 12

buy more baskets gig.gif....or send me the eggs droolin.gif

#1 builder of Custom incubators for the past 30 years.

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#1 builder of Custom incubators for the past 30 years.

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When I got my first chickens I bought three Rubermaid egg keepers.  They were about 5 bucks a piece and I can run them through the dishwasher.  Now that I'm moving up to 30 chickens I don't think they will keep up.  Might be time to get a few more.  Anyway, I have had them three years and they look brand new.  Hope that helps.

Sincerely,

 

Blueferral

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

 

Blueferral

 

 

 

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post #5 of 12

i was up too 100 hens before they were killed and when i needed something for eggs I would just weave a couple more baskets ...but that didnt happen very often as I was setting 500 a week in my incubators.

#1 builder of Custom incubators for the past 30 years.

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#1 builder of Custom incubators for the past 30 years.

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post #6 of 12

I was in our local Orschelen Farm Store and they sold the cardboard ones for about 59 cents each and had plastic ones too but I can't remember how much they cost.   

I love poultry of all kinds-- at present have chickens, ducks and guineas..... and hoping the flocks increase!

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I love poultry of all kinds-- at present have chickens, ducks and guineas..... and hoping the flocks increase!

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post #7 of 12
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I have some of the camping style ones but they don't stack that well in the fridge. Baskets take up a lot of room, limited countertop space here.

 

Hopefully the plastic ones I bought work for a long time. The lid on the 18 pack styrofoam one just now ripped off, and it's been in use for MONTHS. LOL

 

I've seen the cardboard and plastic ones at the farm store, but that plastic is thin, not sure how long it would last. Would be good for selling though, people could bring it back for a refill. OOo! Sell a dozen eggs in the plastic container for $3, $2 after that for refills until you want a new carton.

post #8 of 12

maybe send an email to your friends that work in busy offices or something and see if they can save cartons for you?  that's how i get mine (now i do chicken eggs, and while i have the occasional massive egg, it's rare)...?

Married to DH (who loves farm equipment but not farming), no kids, a very OLD greyhound rescue (15years), a black lab, a german shorthaired pointer, welsummers, ameraucanas, buff orpingtons, barred rocks, easter eggers, various mutt chickens that lay brown eggs, 2 cats and 2 clydesdales

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Married to DH (who loves farm equipment but not farming), no kids, a very OLD greyhound rescue (15years), a black lab, a german shorthaired pointer, welsummers, ameraucanas, buff orpingtons, barred rocks, easter eggers, various mutt chickens that lay brown eggs, 2 cats and 2 clydesdales

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Originally Posted by mandelyn View Post

I have some of the camping style ones but they don't stack that well in the fridge. Baskets take up a lot of room, limited countertop space here.

 

Hopefully the plastic ones I bought work for a long time. The lid on the 18 pack styrofoam one just now ripped off, and it's been in use for MONTHS. LOL

 

I've seen the cardboard and plastic ones at the farm store, but that plastic is thin, not sure how long it would last. Would be good for selling though, people could bring it back for a refill. OOo! Sell a dozen eggs in the plastic container for $3, $2 after that for refills until you want a new carton.

 

 

 

This is what I do.  I purchased a bunch of plastic ones from Meyer Hatchery. All of my egg customers return their empties when they get the next carton of eggs.



 

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Any new information on reusable egg cartons?  I am searching around and so far have not found any?

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