wire baskets for egg collecting......

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by j and bs hens, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. j and bs hens

    j and bs hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, this is our first time with chickens, and I keep seeing wire baskets used for egg collecting..... is there a reason for this?
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Egg collection or egg display?

    I display mine in a ceramic wire basket, I collect in a wicker basket.
     
  3. j and bs hens

    j and bs hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    collecting.
     
  4. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    I don't know of any reason, but I don't do that.
     
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    They're not required by any means. I've used everything from an old can to my hat to carry eggs in.

    That said though I use a wire basket now myself, but we're gathering sixty to seventy eggs a day. If an egg should happen to break amongst the others I can hose the goo out without having to remove the remaining eggs first. Plus it is convenient when I wash eggs to simply have the water running over the eggs in the basket.

    But use whatever you like.
     
  6. j and bs hens

    j and bs hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, I could see how a break could happen. I wasn't sure if it had to do with shell hardening or another unknown. That makes sense, and a easy way of cleaning the eggs too! thank you :)
     
  7. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Humm now I need a wire basket...
     
  8. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LMAO! I was thinking the same thing!
     
  9. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *shrug* My shirt works just fine, that or I just take cartons out with me and fill them as I go.
     
  10. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Yeah but I'm collecting 10-27 eggs...
     

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