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18 hole egg cartons--what to do?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by junebug7334, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. junebug7334

    junebug7334 Songster

    Sep 24, 2008
    [​IMG]I don't want to complain but the folks who "save" egg cartons for me always bring me 18 holers. I don't sell my eggs by the dozen and 1/2! What does everyone else do? [​IMG]

  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    If that's what type of carton your customers save, then that's what they prefer to buy. I'd probably just start offering an 18 ct option. Around here eggs go for about $2/doz, so I'd sell an 18ct for $3.
  3. junebug7334

    junebug7334 Songster

    Sep 24, 2008
    thanks for answering back! Actually, these folks aren't my customers!
    IF it were only that easy:) some folks just save cartons for me but buy from the store.....anyhoo.....I don't want to seem ungrateful.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2008
  4. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    Somerset, CA
    I've been saving egg cartons for a while now - just optimistic I guess - but they're all 18 count cartons. When I'm finally able to sell eggs it'll be in the cartons that I have. If people only want a dozen, then there'll be 6 empties. I guess if it becomes an "issue" with people, I'll break down and buy a supply of 12 count.

    Been trying to come up a logo so I can print off some labels but I'm just not the creative type [​IMG]
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    I have kind of the same problem, the feed store I sell to gives me cartons (some 18 holes) I take them b/c I dont wanna be picky... Problem is I have about 50 -18 holes in my trunk, just cant throw em out, seems like a waste !!! Wonder if I can cut 6 holes off 1 side to make em 12 ???? hmmmm !!!! Or 3 off each side so they still close !!!
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I've had 18 count size given to me too. If I'm selling just a dozen I leave the center holes empty and fill the two outside rows for better balance. A carton is a carton. Even better when they're free.
  7. junebug7334

    junebug7334 Songster

    Sep 24, 2008
    gritsar..........now that's good thinking....thanks!!!

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