Best Quail Egg Carton Availible?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by rustyskillet, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. rustyskillet

    rustyskillet New Egg

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    I am new to the forum and raising quail and been researching egg carton options and haven't found anything that I am real happy with. I am not a fan of the clear plastic and flats aren't an option for retail packaging, what I would really like to find is a 30 count pulp carton but they appear to be non-existent.

    After a lot of research and other post I have read from others looking for a better carton option I am strongly considering having custom cartons made. Based on the initial proposal I received a 30 count carton will run about .70 each which is more than the clear plastic options but in my opinion will provide better value with less breakage and a better retail packaging appearance that could make for improved sales offsetting the costs.

    Below is a prototype that was created for a 6 count carton, I would love to hear thoughts and feedback. The material isn't foam and is home compostable made from vegetable starch. the 30 ct carton will be nearly the same width and length as a 12 ct chicken egg carton.

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  2. cecigl

    cecigl Just Hatched

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    I did the same thing. Looked for cartons, none to be found these would be great. $.70 is a little high but if you can order a small amount it would be doable for me, I only have 3 hens right now and want to add no more than another 10 so a 30 count sounds good
     
  3. cecigl

    cecigl Just Hatched

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    Welcome by the way.
     
  4. rustyskillet

    rustyskillet New Egg

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    Minimum order is 25,000 so I will to get some more interest prior to making the investment.[​IMG]
     
  5. thinkloically

    thinkloically Out Of The Brooder

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    Just my 2 cents:
    When I used to keep quail, about a year ago, (Might get back in the hobby) I looked far and wide to good looking, yet practical, quail egg cartons.
    My best solution was boxes filled with hay/paper shreddings. With a nice label on it, it looked very nice, professional, and aesthetic-tons of people loved it. Wish I kept pictures.
    It looked down to earth and farm to table-which people love. You can get boxes from papermart, for under 50 cents, and some with clear tops. http://www.papermart.com/bakery-boxes/id=18883-INDEX
     

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