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« on: September 29, 2013, 09:21:18 PM »

Anyone have a suggestion about buying egg cartons? I've thought about asking some of the local breakfast joints. I was wondering if there was a place online that was pretty reasonable.
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2013, 09:26:26 PM »

i put a request on freecycle and ended up swimming in them.  or, try craigs list.   why pay for what most people toss in the trash? 

if you are in a tree hugging area, mention recycling in your request.  it makes the huggers happy.   evil
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2013, 10:17:00 PM »

Ask the neighbors or church and you'll probably be flooded with them as Kathy says. 

Now the question I would pose.  How are you going to re-sanitize the used cartons? 
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2013, 10:22:14 PM »

Blue, how do you sanitize the eggs, after where they came from?
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2013, 08:37:24 AM »

years ago we took a cooler full of eggs to the American legion on dollar beer night and sold them for 2.00 a doz.  The word traveled fast.   Everyone wanted free range eggs.   Members brought cartons in by the hundreds
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2013, 08:49:45 PM »

http://www.eggcartons.com/
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2013, 10:50:39 PM »

Wow, just the carton itself costs nearly a dollar in modest volumes! 

I guess we have uncovered some inflation after all.  Sad
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2013, 08:41:35 PM »

"Free Range" is wordage that is still catching on around here. With city folk Free Range is best with country folk yard eggs are better.

Thanks for the tips

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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2013, 08:52:46 PM »

I saw eggs advertised in the grocery store the other day; $1 for a dozen!

Makes it kind of hard to compete against them if you have to pay nearly $1 just for the box.
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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2013, 09:18:40 PM »

My eggs are like Forrest Gump..

they different
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« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2013, 09:40:06 PM »

Tractor Supply sells them. I don't know the price, sorry.
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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2013, 08:23:32 AM »

I saw eggs advertised in the grocery store the other day; $1 for a dozen!

Makes it kind of hard to compete against them if you have to pay nearly $1 just for the box.

Your own eggs are much higher quality. The four dollar a dozen eggs aren't as good as the ones we get from our chickens.  The eggs you get at the store, even the "good" ones, the chickens are not eating bugs and all the good stuff from the yard.
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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2013, 03:58:07 PM »

free range chickens are like a whole different species.   I have not eaten a store egg in many years.    Every once in a while I try one just so I remember just how great mine are
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« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2013, 07:55:41 PM »

free range chickens are like a whole different species.   I have not eaten a store egg in many years.    Every once in a while I try one just so I remember just how great mine are

So True!
Sort of like the difference between local honey and store bought honey!  grin
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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2013, 10:53:56 AM »

Tractor Supply sells them. I don't know the price, sorry.


$0.49 @ Carton
http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/one-dozen-farm-fresh-eggs-carton

I know it's a it may be expensive for some LOL


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« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2013, 03:50:28 PM »

Look on amazon they are as low as .21ea
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« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2013, 07:52:11 PM »

I read somewhere that a lot of the "free range" eggs at the grocery stores were a sham. Supposedly to be labeled "free range" about all they have to do is open a window for about one second. Not really but you get the jest of what I'm trying to say. The chickens sure aren't let loose and brought back to the chicken factories.
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« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2013, 08:33:33 AM »

I read somewhere that a lot of the "free range" eggs at the grocery stores were a sham. Supposedly to be labeled "free range" about all they have to do is open a window for about one second. Not really but you get the jest of what I'm trying to say. The chickens sure aren't let loose and brought back to the chicken factories.
The catch label they like to use is "cage free"   
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« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2013, 04:43:28 AM »

IMHO You are confusing two terms "cage free" and "free range" with
 "Open range" chickens



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« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2013, 08:08:48 AM »

IMHO You are confusing two terms "cage free" and "free range" with
 "Open range" chickens



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we dont use the term open range here in Michigan.   Cheap eggs come from birds that live there lives in small wire cages with auto feeders and water.  Cage free simply means they have a small pen to go into with dirt to scratch around in.   They eat everything green in the pen in just a day or two.  Free range means they are free to go where every they want.  No cage or pen.   Mine hens have a 16 X 16 ft hen house with the door open to the back field.   They spend there days all over the place.  They go back in the field and eat corn from my deer feeder and the next hour they are in the hog barn eating and scratching and they eat every bug and worm they stumble on to.  When they need to lay they make a mad dash back to the hen house.
So the question Jim is what do you consider "open range"
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