Where to buy Duck egg Cartons

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CoopCrazy, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    I have Pekin ducks and there eggs are soo big they wont fit into a regular carton .. I want to start selling some and was wondering if anyone knows where to get them ..
     
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    Actually I found some on Eggcartons.com but now cant decide on the 6 or 12 egg carton.. I like the six because of the clear packaging...
     
  3. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always had a hard time finding egg cartons too - here's why:

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    Try finding a carton that will hold that egg. I get a few of these double-yolkers every year - I just had to share. [​IMG]
     
  4. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    Quote:Holy Sponoly That thing is HUGE [​IMG] Poor Chicken
     
  5. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Holy Sponoly That thing is HUGE [​IMG] Poor Chicken

    Actually, that's out of one of my Khaki Campbell ducks! I don't know how she does it!
     
  6. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:Holy Sponoly That thing is HUGE [​IMG] Poor Chicken

    Those are DUCK EGGS so no poor chicken! I would look for JUMBO grade cartons, My customers liked the cardboard ones that could be broken in half because they didn't need a whole dozen. There were no half dozen cartons available then.
     
  7. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    Quote:Holy Sponoly That thing is HUGE [​IMG] Poor Chicken

    Those are DUCK EGGS so no poor chicken! I would look for JUMBO grade cartons, My customers liked the cardboard ones that could be broken in half because they didn't need a whole dozen. There were no half dozen cartons available then.

    My bad I only have Pekins and chickens so just assumed .. but still thats a big darn egg.. I actually found some plastic ones for just a little more then the Jumbo cartons.. I tried a store bought jumbo carton and they didnt quite fit.. Thanks for the suggestions though...
     
  8. tomzr2

    tomzr2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just curious. But what is a good average price for a dozen duck eggs? I understand the market has to be right and supply/demand. Just looking for an average.
     
  9. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You're talking about eating eggs, not hatching eggs, right?
    I've heard of people who can't get people to try their duck eggs for free, people who sell them at $3 a dozen, and even people that sell them for $15 a dozen to restaurants!

    $3 - $4 a dozen seems to be the average. [​IMG] I fall into the "I can't even give them away" category. There's just no market for them here.
     
  10. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    I charge $2.50 for a half dozen, as my eggs are all jumbo sized. I don't sell a lot of duck eggs, but just keep those for my own use, as the chicken eggs usually go like hotcakes.
     

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