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Egg Cartons FREE and free eggshells (one stop)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by joebryant, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Several times while visiting large pancake and other breakfast restaurants, simply by asking I have gotten large stacks of flat gray cardboard egg trays that hold 30 eggs each in a 5x6 compartment layout. These are stackable, and they can be cut for use in the incubators. They have a lot of uses for chicken owners. The restaurants are glad to give them away because they cannot be used again; it saves them the trouble of disposing of them. All you have to do is ask the restaurant manager for them.
    While you're talking to the manager ask him to save a days worth of egg shells. Take them home, put them in a hot oven until they're all really hot, take them out, put them in a paper bag and smash them into small pieces for your hens.

  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

  3. Crabella

    Crabella Songster

    Mar 22, 2010
    Inland Pacific NW
    Great tip! Once again you have a great tip for us newbies!
    Thanks again!
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I have brought them home from work also. Cut them in half, sandwich a dozen betweem the 2 halves and use a couple rubber bands to hold together.

  5. Frosty

    Frosty Songster

    Mar 30, 2008
    I dry out egg shells, grind them up and when I plant peppers or tomatoes I put a few tablespoons in the hole that I put the plant in. Haven't had any blossom end rot since I started doing that...

    Egg flats are nice for when I get new chicks. I drop in a clean egg flat and fill the cups with feed. The chicks (and turkeys) hop up and scratch around while they eat. I leave the flats in for a week or so until I am sure that they are all using the regular feeder.

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