I only have 1 white leghorn pullet right now who just started laying Thanksgiving Day Her body has been working out it's small egg/softshell egg thing, but she's starting to lay again. I will have 3 more pullets that are now 17 weeks old (1 Ancona & 2 EEs) who will probably start to lay either later this month or more likely in January (they all have red combs and red faces, won't squat yet, but have been cozying up to the rooster). I also have 8 week old chicks - 4 Lavender Orpingtons that appear to be pullets and 3 Silkies that I haven't a clue about (I can't tell with the silkies, I can tell that we have a roo in our 5 LOs). So how many egg cartons should I worry about getting? I have about 10 saved up and a kind friend of mine said she's saving them for me and has about 10 as well. I have a very small house and I don't have alot of storage for unused egg cartons, but I also don't want to have eggs that have no place to go. I told her that I wouldn't need the cartons until January - but she's got them saved and will start to give them to me soon. If I do my math correctly and the chickens all lay 1 egg a day (doubtful and not very probable) I figure I'll have 11 eggs a day: 1 WL 1 AC 2 EE 4 LO 3 Silkies 11 total layers Assuming an egg a day means, 11x7=77 eggs a week which equals (7) dozen size egg cartons a week. So it would seem I have an abundance of cartons already if I have 20. Am I missing something? Would it be better to have more cartons or just enough? Thanks!