Egg basket help needed

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dsnewark, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. dsnewark

    dsnewark Out Of The Brooder

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    Tired of broken eggs in my kids coat pockets. Need to find something to carry eggs up from the barn in. Gave them a basket and they rolled into each other and broke. What is the solution for clumsy kids and fragile eggs?

    Dave
     
  2. chesapeakechick

    chesapeakechick Out Of The Brooder

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    I put a small towel in my basket kind of scrunched up to make little wedges to keep eggs from rolling around
     
  3. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like small egg baskets lined with a towel or some shavings.
    However, make sure that your hens also have a good source of calcium to make the egg shells stronger. Maybe put some Organic Apple Cider Vinegar in their drinking water as well as it will help in a better absorption of the calcium.
     
  4. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I don't know how many eggs you collect daily, but could you cut an egg carton to fit snugly in the bottom of your basket? Then each egg has its own space.
     
  5. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    Coffee can with some straw in, if you want them not to roll around.

    Though if the kids are really apathetic enough about them that they broke them in a basket (eggs are pretty tough), I doubt that any amount of padding is going to do them much good. How old are they? (The kids, not the eggs!)
     
  6. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
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    I just have designated egg picken' egg cartons. When they get wore out or dirty I just toss them. I was just thinking ... what a nice christmas present a wicker type basket would be for collecting eggs.

    I searched for egg basket in google and did you know there is a dish called "egg in basket"? It is a egg fried in the center of a piece of bread or biscuit. http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Eggs-in-a-Basket
     
  7. staceyl

    staceyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to make that for my kids all the time, but we used to call it "that thing with the egg in the middle" LOL
    I am sort of amused at the broken eggs in the pockets. I've been sticking them in my coat pockets and I'm just waiting for forget one is there and sit on it or something.
     
  8. boxermom

    boxermom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My mom always called that "bull's eye." My DH calls it "toad in the hole." What ever it is called, it is yummy!
     
  9. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Quote:My mom always called that "bull's eye." My DH calls it "toad in the hole." What ever it is called, it is yummy!

    Thats what we call it at our house. My BIL calls it an Egg in a Frame.
     
  10. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    Quote:My mom always called that "bull's eye." My DH calls it "toad in the hole." What ever it is called, it is yummy!

    Thats what we call it at our house. My BIL calls it an Egg in a Frame.

    well in UK that is not toad in the hole [​IMG] Toad in the hole is a banger sausage in yorkshire pudding lol

    Growing up we always called it sunshine pockets.
     

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