Plain Egg Cartons - best place to buy?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stane, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. stane

    stane New Egg

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    I am selling a few dozen eggs per week and my state law requires, among other things, unlabeled, non-recycled (never been used) cartons be used to sell the eggs. I have looked around on ebay and hatchery sites for the cheapest new, plain egg cartons, but have not been terribly satisfied with what I have found; all seem expensive to me.

    Just wondering if anyone can point me in a good direction for the best-priced plain new cartons before I spend my money somewhere else. Thanks in advance for your help!
     
  2. rigagirl

    rigagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. slickchick

    slickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last year I purchcase plain cartons from someone on ebay. I think I got 50 for less than $20 shipping included. I started to give out eggs for free, under the rule that I get the cartons back. Now I have so many cartons because not only did they return the cartons I gave the eggs in, they gave me any extra cartons they got from food stores. However, those had printing on them. I would check ebay from time to time. Maybe it is the time of year that the prices seem high.
     
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    We get them from the feed store for about 10 cents each. They are the paper type.
     
  5. raizin

    raizin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    which state requires that?
     
  6. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    "Now I have so many cartons because not only did they return the cartons I gave the eggs in, they gave me any extra cartons they got from food stores."

    I know what you mean. For ever dozen I give out with the rule bring back the carton and I will refill it everyone brings back extra just for me to have. I have alot of the 18 packs. Soon I will be able to fill one of those in less than 3 days. I can't wait. I love going outside on egg hunts.[​IMG]
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I use eggboxes.com Great service, fast, and free shipping.
     
  8. Crazy_For_Chickens

    Crazy_For_Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you don't want words on them then can't you just put white-out or something over the words? Just an idea.
     
  9. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:I know that it's a requirement in NC. You can have some printing on the carton, but there are restrictions on what they can say.
     
  10. stane

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    I'm in Kentucky - I have looked at a few of those sites and was hoping for something a little cheaper...oh well, if anyone else has any suggestions, I'm all ears. Thanks.
     

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