12 eggs = dozen /// 18 eggs = ???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by alicefelldown, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    It's easy to refer to 12 eggs as a 'dozen'. It's short and quick. It gets the point across easily with no confusion.

    Am I missing the obvious counterpart for 18 eggs? "1 1/2 dozen"? "Dozen-and-a-half"? "18-count"?

    I want my egg adverts to be clean and simple - and I know I'm over-thinking this, but I can't find a phrase that works.
  2. Uzuri

    Uzuri Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    18 count or dozen and a half.

    I wouldn't do 1 1/2 dozen because it can be difficult to read from a moving car (if on signs) or in tiny type (in the newspaper or on internet listings).
  3. Amyable

    Amyable Songster

    Dec 16, 2008
    Greenleaf, WI
    18-count gets my vote too.
  4. WV_Chicken

    WV_Chicken In the Brooder

    Sep 18, 2010
    Augusta, WV
    How about Two Dozen Minus Six?
  5. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
  6. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Songster

    Jul 3, 2009
    18 count
  7. From what I have heard from some of the old timers around here is that 18 eggs is called a "Set" of eggs
  8. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    Quote:Good & interesting to know ... but does the "average" person know this? [​IMG]
    18-count gets my vote. [​IMG]
  9. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    At my local grocery, a "set of eggs" is one of those flat pack 20 deals.

    I ended up going with "x$ / 1 dozen, x$ / 18 count". I don't like it (it doesn't have a good 'flow') but I don't like the alternatives any better. Unless I go with "12 count & 18 count" but that seems to take away from the 'dozen' that we all associate with eggs.

    Thanks for your help and suggestions everyone!
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2010
  10. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Songster

    Feb 11, 2010
    Vancouver Island, B.C.,
    OH-OH! Watch out people. You're getting dangerously close to CHICKEN MATH. UGGH shudder. LOL

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