Honesty Box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AMcMahon, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. AMcMahon

    AMcMahon New Egg

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    So, I may have collected one too many little ladies. Between feeding the family and the piggies, we are having quite a bit of surplus right now. We live in a very close knit neighborhood with good people, so we decided to build an Honesty Box to sell the extra eggs.
    We built it double walled with insulation in-between. The eggs are unwashed with instructions on how to clean and store them.They are fine now with the weather being so cool. I plan to check on it daily to replenish and replace any eggs never leaving anything out there over 1 week old. In the summer months, I plan on only putting a few dozen out in the mornings and then taking out any extra at the end of the day for the pigs just to be safe.
    I'm super excited about it and I hope it goes over well.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicks are a-hatching Premium Member

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    It's a good idea, I've seen them before, hopefully everyone stays honest.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Cool!

    Let us know how it works out in the long run.

    What is your climate/location?
     
  4. AMcMahon

    AMcMahon New Egg

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    Central Louisiana. Cool and Mild winters and very Hot summers. I will for sure have to keep a close watch on the eggs in the summer.
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

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    I like it!
    Yes, let us know how it goes.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    You might want to insulate the door too for summer....and add some shade somehow?
     
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