Good places to buy egg cartons?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by grullablue, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. grullablue

    grullablue Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Madison, Wisconsin
    I'm in need of some egg cartons. I just give them to friends and family, but I am needing more.....I don't want to order a lot, one or two dozen.....somewhere in there....I like the paper type, I don't know what it's called, but it's not the styrofoam....

    I'm just looking for recommendations on good places to order egg cartons. I don't care if they're plain, marked, etc... fast shipping would be nice though!


  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
  3. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    QCA, Illinois
    If you watch the ads at the top of this forum, you'll see one for I've never gotten them there, so have no idea what the minimum you can buy is, but it's worth a look.

    Or just have family and friends save them for you...that's what I'm doing right now.
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    You can buy them from the feed store too. I just tell everyone to save their cartons and bring them back when they want eggs.
  5. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Songster

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    I saw them on sale at the feed store for .35 each. I rec'd a catalog from a supplier and they seem expensive for a small time egger like me. When you figure shipping and such.
    Definately have friends and coworkers save them for you. Give them a deal on their eggs.

  6. Sebrightmom

    Sebrightmom Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Greencastle, IN
    The Rural King near me has some for sale. They are .29 each, but they aren't the paper ones you want. Hope this helps.
  7. stacym

    stacym Songster

    Jul 21, 2008
    Kennard, Nebraska
    Our recycling center has stacks of them for free. I also have people save egg cartons for me. You wouldn't believe how fast they add up. And if I give anyone eggs they have to bring me back the empty carton. Did I mention that not only am I green but I'm cheap?[​IMG]
  8. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Songster

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    I do want to mention that with the paper cartons especially, I worry about cleanliness of recycled ones. My aunt brought me a handful of them and warned me at least 4 times to "squirt them with bleach 'cause mice were running around on them". They looked fine, so had she not said anything, I'd not have known. I'd worry about the recycling center.

    I did not use the cartons.

    Is there a way to sterilize the paper cartons? I don't like the plastic or foam for enviromental reasons.
  9. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Start asking family, friends and neighbors to save cartons for you. Also try posting on Craigslist or your local Freecycle. You'll be surprised at how many people will be willing to give them to you.

    I've read of several members who offered a free dozen eggs in return for a dozen cartons on Craigslist etc with very good success.

  10. nakactress

    nakactress In the Brooder

    Jun 9, 2008

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