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What do you use to collect eggs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by popcornpuppy, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Songster

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    I am not sure what topic to post this under, so I hope it fits in here.


    Right now, I have 28 laying pullets with more on their way to laying age. I'm getting 15 to 19 eggs a day and I use an Easter pail to collect my eggs. It holds 15 eggs nicely but I am sure I will need something larger in the future. I like to have something with handles and was looking for suggestions.
    What do you use?
     

  2. Fuzzy_Hat_Farm

    Fuzzy_Hat_Farm Chirping

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    Wire golfball baskets I got from the dollar store. They hold LOTS of eggs!
     
  3. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Songster

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    I use empty supplement pails with handles to collect our eggs. I put fresh pine shavings in the bottom and they do fine. I also keep the top and use it to keep them from tipping out when I set the pail down to do other things in the coop. Also keeps the eggs dry if raining out that day.
     
  4. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Songster

    I have a nice wicker basket that I got from Habitat for Humanity on their sale day... all baskets were $0.25. It should hold upto a doz or so. And once everyone starts to lay I'll have 11 layers.
     
  5. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    Usually I only get a few, so they go in my pockets, but when I'm getting more than will fit (like today [​IMG] ) I use a small basket I got from Walmart in the craft section. It was like $3. I only have 8 hens of laying age right now, so only need a small basket.

    I had started a egg basket thread a while back. People posted pics
    Here are some more:


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=275229

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=228606
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=156207&p=2
     
  6. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    I have a rollout nest and I keep egg cartons on top of it in the storage area of my coop. It's a simple matter to take the eggs from the trays and place them in the cartons.
     
  7. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

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    Go to your local Goodwill. They have LOTS of stuff you could use. Wicker baskets or plastic baskets. Whatever you think best for you. [​IMG]
     

  8. dipence71

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    Quote:I have wicker basket I got at goodwill but the other day I am out there and just put em in my coat pockets...Well I just kept doing that ..until I forgot about them in my pocket and bent over to fill the waterer and hear craaaacccckkkkk...OMG what a mess I had broken egg in my coat pocket...luckily only one broke out of 8....oops
     
  9. popcornpuppy

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    Quote:I have wicker basket I got at goodwill but the other day I am out there and just put em in my coat pockets...Well I just kept doing that ..until I forgot about them in my pocket and bent over to fill the waterer and hear craaaacccckkkkk...OMG what a mess I had broken egg in my coat pocket...luckily only one broke out of 8....oops

    I hear you! My husband has done that. That's why I insist on using a basket. He's dropped a couple of eggs on occasion as well.
     
  10. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    I use a 4 year old. He's enthusiastic and always says, "ooohhhh they're so cute!!", which is a little disturbing.
     

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