Every now and then I sell eggs to local folks. Usually people are happy to give us a few empty egg cartons when they buy the eggs from us, but we don't always have enough cartons on hand for the number of eggs I collect from the lady chickens. I want people to know where they're getting their eggs, and that gets lost when store-bought egg containers are used.
So...... I placed an order for new paper pulp (100% recyclable) egg cartons to use with future egg sales. Because I feel that every egg carton should be properly "embellished", I designed and ordered printed labels for the cartons as well. The labels are similar to business cards that I will adhere to the top of each carton. I think the new cartons will be a hit with our customers! I already think they're just peachy!!
Hopefully, the chickens will start earning at least their feed, eh?
In the photo of the eggs above, there are brown shelled eggs which could have been laid by any number of our hens. The Turken hens lay nice brown eggs, our Cochin hens lay nice brown eggs, and we have some "mixed breed" hens that lay brown eggs as well. There are a couple of small white eggs in the bowl. Those were laid by Peeper, a small golden colored Bantam hen. They're the smallest eggs we get here on the farm. There are also a few green shelled eggs in the bowl! These were laid by the same kind of Bantam hen as Little Brown Hen. Later this fall I'll also have eggs from Cuckoo Maran and Welsummer hens (the day-old chicks will be here June 19th!!). Their egg's shells are a rich, chocolate colored brown. Should be fun!