I think I need an egg basket

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Andi, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Andi

    Andi Chillin' With My Peeps

    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!
  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Sounds just like me and DH! Good thing we got an abundance of eggs!
  3. mightieskeeper

    mightieskeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2009
    Clio Michigan
    I don't like cleaning egg yoke out of pocket either!
  4. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    [​IMG] Can't say I haven't broke a couple but never in my pockets.
  5. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

    Jun 23, 2009
    I need to learn how to get the eggs from the basket to fridge -- I ALWAYS drop one. [​IMG]
  6. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    So far (knock on wood) I've not broken any in my pocket. I did put a doorknob through one that I was holding in my hand, which was incredibly stupid.

    One of these days I'm going to slip on the ice coming back from the hen house and have scrambled eggs XD
  7. Fuffy

    Fuffy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 3, 2009
    Jersey, GB
    Sounds like you do need a basket!
    I have a little basket that my daughter had to play with when she was maybe 3. She's 19 now [​IMG]

    Could I also remind you that raw egg white doesn't do your dog any good. I'm sure someone with more veterinary knowledge than me can tell you why exactly [​IMG]
  8. SilkieBaby

    SilkieBaby Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 15, 2009
    Bakersville, NC
    Just FYI....I found my egg basket at the Dollar Tree. It it exactly like the ones that you see in the hatchery catalogs. Coated wire with a handle. I should have bought more than one since they were only $1.00.
  9. SoCalChick

    SoCalChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    Valley Center, CA
    I always take an egg carton to the coop with me every night.
  10. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    a small wicker basket works too,

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