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Egg cartons?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Egg Rookie 2010, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Egg Rookie 2010

    Egg Rookie 2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just gave $21 for 25 clear plastic cartons at eggcartons.com. Does anyone have a better source? Ebay only has clear quail egg cartons. Sorry if this is the wrong forum. I didnt see anywhere else it fit.
     
  2. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do they have to be clear?
     
  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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  4. Egg Rookie 2010

    Egg Rookie 2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I need clear...part of my marketing strategy. Im rural and my customers are city My eggs-although still small because they are new layers-are suddenly in very high demand. I cant get enough produced with my 11 birds. My eggs are blue, greenish, light pinkish brown and dark brown. Such a beautiful box of eggs. I am packaging in clear boxes so the customer can admire them every time they open the fridge. I had cool cards made that I stick on top of the boxes they can remove, tie the box with a pretty raffia bow and the city folk go crazy like they are boutique eggs! I offer a discount if they return the carton to me for subsequent orders but some are being given as gifts and I dont always get them back. So I need a better stash than the 25 boxes for 20 bucks. That isnt cost effective.
     
  5. suzyQlou

    suzyQlou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    suzyQlou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW, I think your marketing strategy is wonderful. I bet your eggs look beautiful!
     
  7. Egg Rookie 2010

    Egg Rookie 2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    suzyQlou WHOO HOO! That is a much cheaper price by the 100 count at this place. I book marked it and will buy from there. Thanks for your input.
     
  8. greenSearcher

    greenSearcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check on their specials page. A couple days ago I got 420 clear plastic for $55 and free shipping. The specials are good through the 17th. That will last me most of the next year, I sell about 10 doz a week. It is surprising how quickly the egg cartons go even if you sell/give only a few dozen a month.
     
  9. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would love to see your packaging. I live in a resort town and would have the same market. [​IMG]
     
  10. Egg Rookie 2010

    Egg Rookie 2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DANG I wish that special was still running! I need boxes! I only have 11 birds laying and I have every egg not even laid yet sold. Ended up going $3.50 a dozen and have a nice little sticker saying to please return the carton. Here is a photo...of todays batch.
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