Egg carton alternatives

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EggEgg, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. EggEgg

    EggEgg Just Hatched

    Feb 6, 2017
    Eastern WA
    Hi all! My 14 ladies will be laying here starting in June and we are planning to try and sell some of the copious eggs we are expecting. This got me thinking if anyone uses other containers to sell their eggs besides egg cartons. We keep eggs in our fridge in a washed cottage cheese container to save space sometimes. I know egg cartons are perfect but let me know if anything else is working for you! Thanks everyone,
  2. BIggoMamma

    BIggoMamma Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 6, 2017
    I save plastic grocery store bags as padding and put eggs in large empty coffee cans, shoe boxes, etc, with the plastic bags under them and between layers of eggs. I had several people tell me to try this it worked fine.
  3. EggEgg

    EggEgg Just Hatched

    Feb 6, 2017
    Eastern WA
    That's a good idea. We never use to have plastic bags (banned in our state) but since moving we have some hanging around.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!

    I'm sure you could use any number of other containers,
    but cartons really are the best for keeping them from being broken,
    and probably the most efficient for space saving in the fridge.

    I like to get them in the cartons and stack them up ready for sale,
    but I don't wash or refrigerate most the time,
    and customers that I have lined up buy them within a week or less.

    Best of cLuck!

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