Egg Cartons .20 Cents A Piece

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rapunzil, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. rapunzil

    rapunzil Songster

    Sep 17, 2009
    Kendall Park, NJ
    I was looking online for egg cartons and every place I found I thought the prices were kinda high. At my local feed store I get them 20 cents each for a paper pulp 1 dozen size.

    I'm curious to know how much other folks pay for cartons, and were do you get them? If you order online, please also advise of the shipping costs.

  2. dipence71

    dipence71 Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    Murrayville, IL
    Do you have a freecycle group in your area? advertise you are in need of egg cartons and you will never have to buy them. Or try craigs list. there are lots of people who save them and have nowhere to get rid of them.
  3. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Songster

    i buy them at, along with stickers and labels. they are avout 25 for $12, pluss $2 for a sheet of labels so i would say around $15.00 each time we buy cartons
  4. crj

    crj Songster

    Dec 17, 2009
    Rocky Point, NC
    Only 1 place that sells them around here and they get 45 cents a carton. It's the blank foam type. Everything they carry is high. I even asked if they would drop the price if I bought a lot and they said no. I don't shop there anymore.
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    23 cent each at the feedstore.
    The local grocery store used to give them to me free, as I was such a regular customer, but alas that store closed a few years ago.

  6. urbanfarmers

    urbanfarmers In the Brooder

    Jun 23, 2010
    Bellevue, Nebraska
    We are really new to the chicken thing and haven't gotten a lot of eggs just yet, only have 2 girls that are laying right now, and those that we have gotten (6 eggs to date) we have eaten. What do you use stickers for and how do you go about selling your eggs? We have 8 chicks and aren't sure what sex they are but we hope to be able to have a few more laying hens in the future. Sorry if this is a silly question, just trying to learn as much as I can.[​IMG]
  7. Terri O

    Terri O Songster

    You can get stickers that say "free range" or "organic" or lots of other stuff. I recycle egg cartons instead of buying them and stick "free range" over the brand name and stick "mixed sizes" over the large imprint on the cartons. You can sell them in any number of ways....a sign at your drive, or signs on community boards, Craig's List...on and on. My favorite way is to barter or just give them away (I have really a lot of eggs!) Sometimes I do make a sale but usually just use word of mouth. Good luck! Terri O
  8. Mandy1296

    Mandy1296 Chirping

    Jul 16, 2009
    Jasper Georgia
    Between Freecycle ( and find your state and city) and family - I get MORE than enough for free.... I also give a 50 cent discount on the eggs if they bring their own carton.
  9. Sahar

    Sahar Hatching

    Feb 20, 2014
    I sell my eggs at a local farmers market and the food inspector told me "You are NOT to use previously used egg cartons for reasons that the person may get salmonella poisoning. I see people do that all the time to save themselves money but in the long run I don't think it will pay off for the issues at hand in court if they choose to take you to court, stating they had used egg cartons their eggs were put into. Egg from what i saw is about the cheapest I've found yet.

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