egg cartons

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  1. peepmommy

    peepmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't find any! I have hit up everyone I know and many people I don't! I've checked freecycle and craigslist. Any other thoughts?? My girls are laying and I can't keep up!!!!
     
  2. Morgan's_Silkie_Parade

    Morgan's_Silkie_Parade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tractor Supply Company sells some.

    also you can take eggs and crack them in ice cube trays and freeze them for using them for cooking later. (keeps them outta your fridge)
     
  3. MiMis_Place

    MiMis_Place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My suggestion is....

    Google search for chicken auctions in your state. There is usually egg cartons brought in to them to auction. You can useually get them cheaper than buying them new. New costs .50 plus tax here in Okla.

    You could also put up flyers around town offering to buy cartons at .10 or would be willing to swap fresh eggs for X amount of cartons.

    Goodluck!
     
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you tried checking out recycling centers/drop offs? Publix has a few recycling bins outside next to the shopping carts, and there is a separate bin just for egg cartons, i go through every once in a while and take some out for me. I also offer 1 egg per egg carton to my customers.
     
  5. oldorchardfarms

    oldorchardfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    29 cent each at tsc
     
  6. BunnyMomma

    BunnyMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 100 from eggcartons.com of the white printed foam cartons. Then as my customers came to buy eggs, I asked them for their clean, used foam cartons. Everyone is happy to bring me the cartons, and once the word got out, I got cartons by the tons! I wash my recycled cartons in a 10% solution bleach water to sanitize them. Then I let them air dry and stack them up. Since that first purchase I have not had to buy a single egg carton. I don't mind sanitizing the cartons. I throw away the ones that are too soiled. I write "Please Return Clean Cartons" on the top of the cartons. It also serves as a reminder for them to stop by and pick up some more eggs. I never have enough eggs!
    I hope this helps!
    Bunny! [​IMG]

    http://www.eggcartons.com/Home/Polystyrene-White-Foam-Egg-Carton-Stock-Print/
     
  7. andycowboy

    andycowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter spread the word where she works that I will have cage-free fresh eggs starting about the end of July. Numerous people asked how much...I offered to sell them for $3.75/dozen - or cash minus a 25 cent credit for each empty egg carton, up to 6 cartons per dozen eggs. "Donors" get a dozen fresh eggs for $2.25, and I get plenty of cartons! She's already collecting empty cartons - many from people who don't want eggs, but don't mind saving their cartons. I also spread the word where I work, and the same thing is going on. Try bartering or partially bartering eggs for cartons...seems to work!

    Good luck! Have a great evening, and God bless!
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2012
  8. madisonmama

    madisonmama Out Of The Brooder

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    If you are okay with used cartons, check your local grocery stores. They remove cracked eggs and replace with uncracked eggs. They then place the cracked eggs into empty carton and throw away. Just ask the dairy manager to save the cartons for you.
     
  9. lastminutejenny

    lastminutejenny Out Of The Brooder

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    Check out health food stores in your area. Especially the small stores. Customers seem to really take recycling serious.
     
  10. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I bought a box of 100 from eggcartons.com over a year ago. It was cheap and I gave many away to my neighbor across the street who also gas chickens. I still have a ton left and they are very nice.

    I bought the misprinted ones.
     
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