egg cartons

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sunshine Chick 1, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Sunshine Chick 1

    Sunshine Chick 1 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 12, 2009
    Longwood, Florida
    Where do you get your egg cartons? I live in Central Florida and my hens (13) are laying 7-10 eggs a day and I want to sell the eggs cause my friends can not eat them up as fast as my hens are laying. I need cartons to put them in.

  2. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    [​IMG] People from my church know that I have chickens and they bring me 20 cartons at a time in hopes that I'll bring them a dozen eggs. Same goes for the people at work and my mother in laws..both of them. If I only had as many chickens to fill up all of the egg cartons that people give me!

    One thing you could do would be to advertise that you want cartons on your local freecycle.

  3. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    I've been asking everyone I know to save cartons for months now so I have a nice stack going - but I'm STILL waiting for eggs....
  4. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    You know, I actually bought egg cartons from, with free shipping they were cheap enough, but now I'm wondering why. So many people are saving egg cartons for me I never touch them. I use only what have been saved for me. Once people know you'll use them even those who don't buy eggs from you will probably save them for you!
  5. Metanoia

    Metanoia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2009
    South Australia
    I get everyone to save the cartons for me, and when I have enough to sell eggs, I'll be asking people to save the carton I give them for the next time they want eggs.

    Edit: actually I've never thrown out an egg carton because before I got chickens myself I would save them for my mum who also has chickens.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2009
  6. the 412 chicks

    the 412 chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2009
  7. newchicksnducks

    newchicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    If your selling to friends and family, I would have them save the egg cartons. Acquaintances I would give eggs to in new cartons (easily obtained from hatchery sites). Many of these have blank labels that you can fill in with your name, phone number, address etc so that they can remember where they got such wonderful eggs! You can give a "discount" of 25 cents a carton if they bring them back for you to reuse for them. (You can add this amount to the original price of the eggs...this way you're never out money for the cartons) I have 15 chickens that I am anxiously awaiting that first egg from...I long to have this problem:D
  8. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Where I work there is an employee relations committee, and they ask for donations of egg cartons, and sell them on Ebay, as fund raising. This is a great fund raiser! BUT, that means, I don't ask for egg cartons at work! I just can't do it! So, I suppose I will have to go online and buy some.

    Which kind are better, foam, plastic, or cardboard?
  9. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    I prefer paper, with the holes that show the eggs.
  10. lavacaw

    lavacaw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    South Central Texas
    My local Purina feed store has them...check yours. [​IMG]

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