Egg Cartons

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by afveteran88, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. afveteran88

    afveteran88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering where everyone gets their egg cartons. I have looked online and saw prices that range from .25 all the way to .36 each. I know the more you buy the cheaper it gets. But any great deals out there.
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  2. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    I got all mine from the store. I collected them from when we started getting chickens till they started laying.
     
  3. afveteran88

    afveteran88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I need to start saving mine.
     
  4. shellyga

    shellyga Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2010
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    put the word out to your friends and family.. I have more cartons than I do eggs to fill them most of the time.

    I also saw a box at the livestock auction - something like 144 egg cartons.. that went for a ridiculous price like $2.00 for all of them..

    If you have a "freecycle" group in your area - posted "WANTED - egg cartons" and you will get a bunch..

    If you have school age children - let their teachers know that you are looking for egg cartons.. they can spread the word in the school or class newsletter and get you plenty - reward with a couple dozen pretty eggs and you will have a source for life.

    If you have a nice base of egg customers -- offer them a $.25 discount if they bring the carton back..

    If I think about it some more.. I might come up with other ideas.. but hope this helps some..

    I am a super-recycler.. so hate to throw anything away that can be used.. I have aligned myself with several other like minded people/groups so we swap and trade "stuff" the might normally find its way to the landfill.

    Shelly
     
  5. feliciamckee

    feliciamckee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Great Ideas
     
  6. jenkassai

    jenkassai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been thinking about this because I want to be ready when my girls start laying, which is still a ways away. I thought I had read that you shouldn't reuse the cardboard cartons because they can harbor bacteria?

    Thx!
     
  7. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:When i was a kid my mom used to reuse the cardboard ones.. she got a bag of them from one of her friends.. when i took a close look at they they had little tannish bugs crawling on them.. my science teacher at the time said they were some sort of paper mite.. ever since then I have never messed with the cardboard ones. I use the foam ones so I can always dunk them in a sink full of diluted bleach water if they look like they are dusty and need a bath.
     
  8. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My wife has started doing that too! [​IMG]
     
  9. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an Eglu and they were sent with my order. I love them because they are for four eggs. The ones I get when I purchase eggs at farmer's market are clear plastic with custom labels. I believe they are from here- http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/clear_plastic_egg_carton.html

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    recognize the label. If I bring back my egg carton for a refill I save $.50 so I'm very good about keeping my container and getting a refill! Oh, and I pay $2.50 for six.
     
  10. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Hoping to sell as few eggs when my pullets are in full swing. So I have been reading and researching. Depending on your plan to relocate eggs to someone else's refrigerator, you may consider a couple options.

    Each state does have some regulations about handling eggs, especially if they are for sale. And each state has it's own rules. Often a new carton is required.

    Some customers want a new carton; some are willing to bring their own for a discount (25-50 cents); giveaway eggs are usually accepted with a smile regardless of carton.Some customers like plastic or styrofoam, others cardboard.

    For my current use, I have saved cardboard cartons and reuse those. Older ones have a way of becoming fire starters!
     

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