selling or giving eggs away - reusing store egg cartons?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ArizonaDesertChicks, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    My friends and family have been saving grocery store egg cartons for us. I have about 15 so far and my chickens are still 1 1/2 - 3 months away from laying. When we finally do get enough eggs to sell the extras, is there any reason I shouldn't use the used egg cartons given to me from the grocery stores?
     
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use egg cartons from others all the time, nothing wrong with it in my opinion, beats buying them [​IMG]
     
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    We reuse store-bought egg cartons, too.

    We share our eggs with friends and neighbors and always tell them, "This is a magic egg carton. Return it when it's empty and it'll fill back up and come back to you!". [​IMG]


    Dawn
     
  4. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    We used to recycle the cartons back to the farm where we bought the eggs from. You should politely ask your customers to do the same. Tell them it would help keep the cost of eggs down by saving you money while keeping them out of landfills. [​IMG]
     
  5. Cackel

    Cackel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would be ok with me to buy from you if you use old cartons
     
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    There would be a very slight risk of cross contamination from reuse. I don't worry about it. If you are then wash and sanitize the cartons. If they are cardboard you could pop them in the microwave for a few seconds.
    Imp-sanitarily
     
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Of course it is ok, keeps them out of the landfill, recycle and all that. besides it just makes good sense. yea go ahead.
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    The only snag I've run into here in SC is that state law prohibits selling eggs in used cartons. What they don't know won't hurt you! [​IMG]

    I bought a supply from eggcartons.com and folks rarely bring them back. [​IMG]
     
  9. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you sell eggs, you can charge .25 or .50 cents more if you have to give them a carton. people will bring cartons with them next time just to save that quarter or two!
     
  10. BJ

    BJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have also been saving cartons from the organic eggs I buy at the grocery store. My girls will be in full production in the spring and we plan to sell eggs. My son is quite artistic and I asked him to design a logo for our cartons. I carefully peeled off the label from one of the cartons so he can match the size. Once we decide on a design, we will copy it and glue it onto the cartons. I plan to ask for my customers to return their carton for a refill and a discount. I'm so excited!! Hurry up Spring!!
     

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