Paper or Plastic

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TillinWithMyPeeps, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    For all that sell eggs:

    Do your customers prefer clear plastic cartons or the paper mache type?
  2. tim_TX

    tim_TX Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2008
  3. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I use what ever my customers bring me. I don't have many but they are always bringing me cartons. I am stocked up now for a while.
  4. Farmer Brown

    Farmer Brown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    We use whatever people bring us or collect for us.
  5. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    paper--Mother Nature prefers it too...
  6. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    I was kind of thinking the paper too, it seems to be natural like the eggs.

    Anyone else have any say?
  7. TMNTCkins

    TMNTCkins Chillin' With My Peeps

    I like paper, the plastic one get broke more.
  8. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Paper here too.
  9. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    I think they liked the plastic better, but they broke too easy. I got tired of breaking the cartons at home, so i switched to paper. Also Paper is compost-able so i feel like I'm doing my part to save the environment. [​IMG]
  10. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 15, 2008
    I was going to go with plastic for the fact they are easily sterilized and reused as well as people not having to open them. I was thinking of doing some mixed cartons with various eggs and selling them on the honor system where people just put money in a container. I don't want people moving eggs around to get certain ones at a cheaper price though so I was hoping to use clear ones that they could look in at the various eggs while taping the end shut so they wouldn't get opened as often but I'm finding unless you get the really fancy plastic ones they do break too easy.

    Now I'm thinking of just being lazy and putting baskets of eggs in a fridge on the porch and telling people to fill their own cartons instead of purchasing and sorting eggs into them.

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