What do you use to collect your eggs?

Discussion in 'Egg Quality & Storage' started by Cescacharl, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Cescacharl

    Cescacharl Member

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    With only getting a couple of eggs a day, we normally just carry our 2 or 3 eggs in by hand. But after incubating for the first time. It's got me thinking.....if we end up with 12 girls - or more. What do people use to collect their eggs to carry in? The old wicket trug basket? Or the metal pail? Do peeps have favourites? Please tell me what you use....and why! TY x
     
  2. earlyt89

    earlyt89 New Member

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    I take the egg carton with me. I get 5-6 a day
     

  3. Sundancers

    Sundancers New Member

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    What ever I have in hand ... even a shirt tail. lol
     
  4. UncleJoe

    UncleJoe New Member

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    Yep I've tucked them in my shirt tail a few times. Today there were 16 since I didn't pick them up yesterday. Too many for the shirt so I grabbed an empty feed bag and used that. Whatever works. :)
     
  5. cogburn

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    Old "Bucket" style basket. Ill look for pic..
     
  6. cogburn

    cogburn New Member

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    Wood & wire handle, it was my Great Granddads..

    But whatever's handy sometimes, too..
     

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  7. viktimh

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    You all make me want more chickens. We have 4 only 3 laying but with 100+ heat been getting average 2 a day so either my hands or the bowl with all the veggies I've picked.
     
  8. Cescacharl

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    Some good ideas. Love the ole bucket pic Cogburn. Think I will out for a wicker basket or wooden trug! Anybody else got any pics or ideas?
     
  9. Jennibobs

    Jennibobs New Member

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    I use my daughter, she's quite happy to run up and down collecting two at a time!!
     
  10. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    I only gets 3 eggs a day right now at all different times. The duck lays in the morning, and the 2 chickens afternoon. Normally I pick up the duck egg when I open the coop and the kids grab the other eggs as the girls lay. Once all the girls are laying I guess I'll use what ever I grab at the moment.
     
  11. BikerChick

    BikerChick New Member

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    I usually use a basket, but while working in the coop thismorning, I put an egg in my pocket.... And forgot about it!
     
  12. Rt66Chix

    Rt66Chix Mother Hen

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    I use a small galvenized bucket to carry their daily ration of scratch to my chickens. Once I've emptied the pail, I then use it to gather the 4-6 eggs. I always thank my girls for their eggs, too.
     
  13. bevie55

    bevie55 Bevie

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    I only have two hens. I use my hands. One of them laid her first egg today!
     
  14. hollyosborn

    hollyosborn HollyOsborn

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  15. Marthab53

    Marthab53 New Member

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    A wire basket I got from the dollar store.
     
  16. Cescacharl

    Cescacharl Member

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    Congratulations!
     
  17. jtwins

    jtwins New Member

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    I usually take a plastic grocery sack out with me. We have 19 layers and get at least 15 eggs per day.
     
  18. AmyR

    AmyR Junior Member

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    2 chickens, 2 eggs, 2 hands... Coincidence? I think not!!
     
  19. charliechapman911

    charliechapman911 New Member

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    I have 5 laying hens 3 RIR and 2 bantams i just take out a egg box and then just take them back!! But some time I leav the eggs to grow and the eventually I have like 20 to go and collect so I use a old bucket like cogburns
     
  20. charliechapman911

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    congrats well done keep up the great work !!!!! :)