I've only got 4 hens so I thought an egg basket was a little over kill. I have just been using my chicken chores coat pockets. Seemed to work just fine.....until I forget and leaned forward over the doorway of the raised chicken coop to pet one of the girls that was talking to me. Crack! (My dog liked that.) I got a good chuckle out of it and gave myself a mental note to not do that again. Its been a little over a week and I haven't done any leaning over with eggs in my pockets. I'm so proud of myself! What I did do is take my chicken coat off (with the eggs still in the pockets) and swung it over the back of a chair. Normally I go straight to the frig and put the eggs away. Well, this time I didn't. The pocket hit the wall. Crack. My dog liked that one too. I'm going to wear out my chicken coat from having to wash it so often!