What is the best "egg basket"?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kerusnak, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. kerusnak

    kerusnak Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2015
    South Mississippi
    I'm guessing at most I will get 6 a day but I am clumsy and even collecting 1 I have almost dropped/cracked it. What do you use to keep the eggs safe until you get inside?
  2. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cheap 59 or 99 cent baskets from Goodwill lined with a little aspen excelsior works well with my young daughters and it looks good on the counter top as well...
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2015
  3. WNCcluck

    WNCcluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2014
    Mountains of WNC
    When we take our two year old grandson out to collect eggs, we have him put the eggs straight into a carton.
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Not a pocket, that's for sure [​IMG]

    Whatever I have on hand. The bowl I used to carry scraps to them, a spare egg carton, a cute basket that caught my eye and didn't get destroyed by the dog yet, my T-shirt, whatever.

    But definitely not a pocket.
  5. kerusnak

    kerusnak Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2015
    South Mississippi
    I had to look up aspen excelsior....
  6. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    Northwestern Wyoming
    My Coop
    I started out going with "cutsie"....a red wire egg basket I spotted at Tractor Supply. Gosh, the multi-colored eggs looked so farm-y in that thing! Adorable. One day I went out to the coop and realized I'd forgotten the basket. So I carefully made a giant pocket from the front hem of my T-shirt and put the eggs in there. It worked. Okay. A few days of remembering the basket interspersed with more days of forgetting the basket. Before you know it I was grabbing anything out there to put eggs in.

    So just about anything will work...some looking cuter than others in the process. I finally got smart and put a hook out in the coop. Now I go out there and the basket's waiting. I don't gather eggs until later in the evening so I fill the basket, bring it in, put the eggs in cartons, then take the basket back out when I shut up the coop for the night and leave it on the hook. I'm so proud of me! Oh, wait. Winter's coming and I'm going to have to start collecting several times a day. Maybe I ain't so smart after all. Bet my last nickle that within a week of snow and wind I'll be back to grabbing whatever's handy again.
  7. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL, it's probably something you have seen 1000 times on TV when they break open a crate and just didn't know what it was called... ;)
  8. BlueOrpingtons

    BlueOrpingtons Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 16, 2015
    Alexandria, MN
    I use just a empty ice cream bucket, and/or if u cut a milk carton in half and using that
  9. gorillamama

    gorillamama Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 23, 2015
    My daughter wove a basket in 4-H so we use that when I remember it. Most days they end up in my shirt lol I hold the hem out to make a big pocket basically and pile them in
  10. kerusnak

    kerusnak Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2015
    South Mississippi
    I like the shirt idea but I do want a pretty basket for display!

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