Egg Carton Question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KupoChickenRaiser, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. KupoChickenRaiser

    KupoChickenRaiser New Egg

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    Since I'm newer to the forums I'm not sure where to put this. We want to make our own egg cartons to package our eggs in, we're trying to go for a very vintage homestyle feel with our eggs. We want to do delivery within so many miles and thought about using wooden egg crates. In this process I have been unable to find anything about how to make your own egg cartons! lol. I found one vintage press on ebay but that's all I can find. Anyone got any ideas?
     
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    have you thought about buying the recycled pulp cartons that are grey and blank then printing labels on parchment colored paper to put on them. Might give you the vintage feel without so much time.

    As to the wooden egg crate, I think you would be able to find one and then pattern new ones off of it. If not, I doubt anyone would know what a real one looks like, so you could probably just make one from barn wood or old wood.
     
  3. KupoChickenRaiser

    KupoChickenRaiser New Egg

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    lol yeah I've found some of the blank vintage egg crates. We really want to spend the time doing the cartons. I've seen the ones you're talking about and if we can't make our own that's probably what we'll do, but we want to put a lot of time and effort and care into our egg production. We want it to be special for the people that buy them.
     
  4. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like not only a LOT of work, but will it be cost effective??
    i've never seen an old wooden egg crate... post pics once you decide what you're doing.. i'm curious now....
     
  5. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Yoy may want to have your customers pay a premium up front for the cartons. We buy goat milk from our neighbor and at first used old milk jugs. Then the neighbor wanted to go to glass so we paid $2 for each glass bottle we keep up--a total of 3. We only paid it once and we return the bottles when we're done. We get different bottles but the $6 kinda "reserves" our bottle usage if that makes sense. We still pay for milk once a week. Once in awhile they deliver the milk but usually only if they're coming over to chop wood or see our chickens. We usually go over to get it, but since it's a short walk and DD loves the excuse to go and play with the goats, it's not a problem.

    Perhaps charge a one time fee of a few bucks and then weekly egg costs on top of that, collect empty cartons and drop off full ones. The one time fee will replace the crates if something were to happen to them.

    Hope this helps
     
  6. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:that's a good way to handle the extra cost of such a cool packaging without charging extra for every dozen...
    almost like the deposit on soda bottles... lol....
    $5 a dozen, $2.50 credit for returned crate or whatever....
     

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