Made my own egg carton label

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MarinMama, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. MarinMama

    MarinMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2011
    so we are getting about 2 eggs a day with a a bunch more pullets about to start laying so we now have a bowlful of eggs in the fridge.

    time to give them away. I bought some of the hexagon plastic cartons that hold 6 eggs from They have a sale where you can buy 200 for $27. that is less that what it costs to buy 50.

    So now I have an excess of cartons..oh well...these girls better get laying.

    i made my own label for the cartons...what do you think?

  2. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
  3. peteyfoozer

    peteyfoozer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2011
    SE Oregon
    I think that is EXTREMELY cute! Good job!
  4. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    Gray, TN
    Adorable, I'd display that carton on the counter between getting eggs so guests could see it!
  5. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    I like the design, good work.
  6. Henicillin

    Henicillin Pill Counting Pullet

    Apr 12, 2011
    East Nassau, NY
    That's so cute! [​IMG]

    *off to look at the hexagonal cartons*
  7. MsHenley

    MsHenley New Egg

    Sep 25, 2011
    I will buy some cartons from you as I too have an overflow in the fridg. email [email protected] for details.
  8. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    You better go get some more chickens with all those egg cartons you just bought! [​IMG]

    We just ask neighbors and friends and my husband's class (he's a second grade teacher) to save us their cartons. We haven't run out yet, even when we were getting 12-/+ a day from our 14 hens!

    Nice label!
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2011
  9. MarinMama

    MarinMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2011
    thanks everyone!

    since I already have this template made, if anyone wants to use it, let me know...i can revise and email the image to you.

    you can change the colors, your farm name, image (i can use a pic) or even instead of "name" for the person, you can put "date"....or the saying below.

    sheila, i will hopefully get the cartons not this week but next week so i will see what they look like when they come in...hopefully they came in 2 100 carton boxes...

    i am also making a "backyard eggs FAQ" as an inset for newbies that are not used to farm fresh eggs..

    am i missing anything:

    Backyard Eggs FAQs:

    Why are the yolks a different color than store bought eggs? Our hens have access to our yard all day long and get sun, fresh air, as well as grass and greens. This healthy lifestyle makes their eggs healthier and more vibrant.

    How to Boil Fresh Eggs: It is harder to boil fresh eggs because the air sacs in the eggs are not as big as store eggs. To Boil fresh eggs: Bring water to a rolling boil and add a handful of salt. Slowly lower eggs into the water and let cook at a gentle boil for 8-14 mins depending on egg size and how you like them cooked. Drop in ice water bath.

    How do I store backyard eggs? We like to keep ours refrigerated so they last longer.

    Who laid what?
    Blue/green: Easter Eggers (Trixie)
    Light Brown: Buff Orpingtons (Ginger)
    Cream: Silkies (Silkie J)
    Big Dark Brown: Welsummer, Winnie

    Why are the eggs different sizes?
    We have a mixed flock of both Bantam and Fullsize chickens. Bantam chickens are just the miniature of their counterpart and the eggs taste the same.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2011
  10. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Hey Henicillin! Where do you live in East Nassau, NY that you can keep that many birds? How big is your property? I thought I had too many! [​IMG]

    Last edited: Sep 25, 2011

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