Organizing Eggs for Sale

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by minus10gmt, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. minus10gmt

    minus10gmt Chirping

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    I wasn’t sure which forum to post this in! I would love to hear what methods people use to organize eggs for sale, for proper turnover. Containers, labeling, etc. Photos welcome! I especially appreciate DIY ideas as I am on a tight budget.
     
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  2. imnukensc

    imnukensc Crowing

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    I don't sell eggs, but I date every carton with the date the first egg(s) go in the carton. I just write on the carton with a pen.
     
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  3. minus10gmt

    minus10gmt Chirping

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    Yes that’s what I did when it was just for personal use. Now I think I will suggest people provide their own cartons or containers when they can, so need an organization system as I expect up to a dozen per day, at times.
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    That's a lot of eggs!
    Are you selling to individuals or to stores?
    Might want to check into your local regulations as to how eggs must labeled for sale to the public.
     
  5. minus10gmt

    minus10gmt Chirping

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    Thank you, I’m aware of the local regulations. Do you have any organization or storage ideas?
     
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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Date each carton, put labels for new dates over old dates when reusing cartons.
    I've never had even one dozen egg stack up, so not hard to keep them in order.
     
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  7. minus10gmt

    minus10gmt Chirping

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    Makes sense. With our smaller flock (now all old ladies) we never had enough stack up. With 14 new birds, I will have more than I need, and, at times, could end up with a dozen per day. I expect to dispatch a few and sell and/or share extra eggs with friends and neighbors.

    Should have made clear I’m looking for a solution other than using egg cartons. I’ve looked at wooden boxes and spiral baskets for this purpose.
     
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  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Why don't you want to use cartons?
     
  9. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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    Write the date on each egg as you collect it.
     
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  10. minus10gmt

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    It’s been my experience that the cartons get gunked up and, where I live, can harbor a small degree of moisture. This inquiry was intended to investigate options.

    I’ll probably end up just labeling and stacking cartons without tops on them for storage and turnover to ensure good air circulation, keep them dry and fresh. Thank you again.
     

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