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Online shopping... reusable egg cartons?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mandelyn, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm about to just design a line of reusable egg cartons or something. Very limited selection when I did a search for them.

    Ordered 4 from Blain's farm & fleet, but it was slim picking online.

    Does anyone have a source for JUMBO sized reusable egg cartons? I don't want 50 of them, but I still need something for duck egg storage.

    We have eggs coming out of our eyeballs again. We were using store bought cartons that were left over or given to us, but since we haven't had to buy eggs in over a year... well.. they're falling apart. We only kept the styrofoam ones so we could sanitize them.

    If you tell me to use a basket I'll throw an egg at you! [​IMG]

    The baskets are all over flowing, I sold some eggs, gave some away just now, have all the duck eggs sold or in the incubator... but I need fridge storage for the extra!
     
  2. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some from lock and lock. I tried a "extra jumbo" egg from the store i could barely closed the lid, but if worked. I can store my smaller eggs in the camping egg carriers- I think they're made by coleman. I can try to find a link to the lock and lock ones if you can't find it. Good luck.
     
  3. mohillbilly

    mohillbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    buy more baskets [​IMG]....or send me the eggs [​IMG]
     
  4. blueferral

    blueferral Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I got my first chickens I bought three Rubermaid egg keepers. They were about 5 bucks a piece and I can run them through the dishwasher. Now that I'm moving up to 30 chickens I don't think they will keep up. Might be time to get a few more. Anyway, I have had them three years and they look brand new. Hope that helps.
     
  5. mohillbilly

    mohillbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was up too 100 hens before they were killed and when i needed something for eggs I would just weave a couple more baskets ...but that didnt happen very often as I was setting 500 a week in my incubators.
     
  6. prairie

    prairie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was in our local Orschelen Farm Store and they sold the cardboard ones for about 59 cents each and had plastic ones too but I can't remember how much they cost.
     
  7. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some of the camping style ones but they don't stack that well in the fridge. Baskets take up a lot of room, limited countertop space here.

    Hopefully the plastic ones I bought work for a long time. The lid on the 18 pack styrofoam one just now ripped off, and it's been in use for MONTHS. LOL

    I've seen the cardboard and plastic ones at the farm store, but that plastic is thin, not sure how long it would last. Would be good for selling though, people could bring it back for a refill. OOo! Sell a dozen eggs in the plastic container for $3, $2 after that for refills until you want a new carton.
     
  8. WLLady

    WLLady Out Of The Brooder

    maybe send an email to your friends that work in busy offices or something and see if they can save cartons for you? that's how i get mine (now i do chicken eggs, and while i have the occasional massive egg, it's rare)...?
     
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    themenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. quiltchick

    quiltchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Any new information on reusable egg cartons? I am searching around and so far have not found any?
     

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