WallyBirdie

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I got wire baskets from the dollar store for eggs.
Seriously it was like 9 years ago and they are still holding up like new.
They are the same kind the hatcheries sell for $14+.

I have had to use a wicker basket when I had 42 birds for the overflow too. :lau
I like the basket approach. If I lined a bucket with something soft, would that work?
 

21hens-incharge

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I like the basket approach. If I lined a bucket with something soft, would that work?

Mine are not lined and I rarely have any break. The only breakage I have had in the basket is from my own clumsy self dropping one in from a to full hand really.

I like the wire baskets because when someone buys eggs I can set the whole thing in the sink to wash each one. So far no rust, no flaking of the coating and no broken wires.

They hold about 3 dozen eggs too.

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rosemarythyme

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I like the basket approach. If I lined a bucket with something soft, would that work?

When I do use a basket I use a semi soft plastic one (sort of like a beach basket/tote type) with drainage holes, in case of breakage as it can easily be rinsed out. Mine would probably hold about 2 dozen eggs. Mostly I use them for picking vegetables and holding some garden equipment (gloves and garden snips) on the patio.
 

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