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ALMOST BEEKEEPING - RELATED TOPICS => FARMING & COUNTRY LIFE => Topic started by: GSF on September 29, 2013, 10:21:18 pm

Title: Buying egg cartons
Post by: GSF on September 29, 2013, 10:21:18 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.
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: kathyp on September 29, 2013, 10:26:26 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:
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: BlueBee on September 29, 2013, 11:17:00 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? 
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: iddee on September 29, 2013, 11:22:14 pm
Blue, how do you sanitize the eggs, after where they came from?
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: danno on September 30, 2013, 09:37:24 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
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: Michael Bush on September 30, 2013, 09:49:45 pm
http://www.eggcartons.com/ (http://www.eggcartons.com/)
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: BlueBee on September 30, 2013, 11:50:39 pm
Wow, just the carton itself costs nearly a dollar in modest volumes! 

I guess we have uncovered some inflation after all.  :(
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: GSF on October 01, 2013, 09:41:35 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

Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: BlueBee on October 11, 2013, 09:52:46 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.
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: GSF on October 12, 2013, 10:18:40 pm
My eggs are like Forrest Gump..

they different
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: RC on October 12, 2013, 10:40:06 pm
Tractor Supply sells them. I don't know the price, sorry.
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: Modenacart on October 13, 2013, 09:23:32 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.
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: danno on October 13, 2013, 04:58:07 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
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: Moots on October 13, 2013, 08:55:41 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!  :-D
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: Jim 134 on October 14, 2013, 11:53:56 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 (http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/one-dozen-farm-fresh-eggs-carton)

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


         BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: danno on October 14, 2013, 04:50:28 pm
Look on amazon they are as low as .21ea
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: GSF on October 14, 2013, 08:52:11 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.
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: danno on October 15, 2013, 09:33:33 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"   
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: Jim 134 on October 17, 2013, 05:43:28 am
IMHO You are confusing two terms "cage free" and "free range" with
 "Open range" chickens



                BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: danno on October 17, 2013, 09:08:48 am
IMHO You are confusing two terms "cage free" and "free range" with
 "Open range" chickens



                BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)
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"
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: GSF on October 17, 2013, 09:19:34 pm
Probably different parts of the country has different meanings.

Danno, if I didn't have chickens doing about the same thing I'd buy eggs from you :)
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: danno on October 18, 2013, 08:54:48 am
The yokes in my eggs are a deep orange color.   Blueboys $1.00 store eggs are yellow
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: Jim 134 on October 18, 2013, 03:27:31 pm


   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"


That's funny I never said they were inexpensive

I do know that this is a local term "open range" and yes you describe it very well.
The other two terms are terms used in the industrial all the time and maybe the only ones that USDA recognizers.



                                 BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: Jim 134 on October 18, 2013, 03:31:36 pm
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 (http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/one-dozen-farm-fresh-eggs-carton)

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


         BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)

 I was talking about the price of the carton not the eggs.



       BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: danno on October 18, 2013, 04:57:34 pm
Jim
the cheap egg comment was ment for blueboy not you.   He said he saw eggs for 1.00 a doz in the store
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: Modenacart on October 18, 2013, 08:32:06 pm
The best thing is know the farm you get your eggs from.  When our chickens aren't laying we get our eggs from a farm that has pens but the chickens can walk around. The eggs are $2 a dozen.
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: BlueBee on October 18, 2013, 11:07:18 pm
The yokes in my eggs are a deep orange color.   BlueBees $1.00 store eggs are yellow
Bravo to Danno for emancipating the chickens. X:X  I sure don’t see anything wrong with that.  It might even be a good cause to get Greenpeace working on.  The only problem I see is trying to sell said eggs to the consumer for 300% more money (than the grocery store) when most people believe all eggs have basically the same nutritional value. 

As for the color of the egg yokes, I don’t care what color they are since I don’t eat the yokes.  At 180mg of cholesterol per egg yoke I don’t see the point.  Though I’m sure some beeks have their own theories on nutrition too .....   
Title: Re: Buying egg cartons
Post by: danno on October 19, 2013, 09:43:37 am
Blueboy as I said before you are such a tool!!!   First off I don't sell eggs anymore but if I did I would charge  300% or more above store bought.   For years I kept a self service frig out on the driveway and sold 5 to 10 doz, 7 days a week.    As for freeing the chickens its a win win situation.   They eat 1/2 as much feed and the produce a far better product that not only looks better but taste better.    You wouldn't understand this blueboy because you have no taste.   Plus it makes for happy hens that lay more.