Vintage egg cartons that are constructed of recycled paperboard are a cost-effective product. Cartons will aid with keeping your chickens' egg yield neatly contained. They will also make the packing, transport, and shipment of eggs efficient.
Placing eggs inside baskets as they are collected from a henhouse is a temporary storage option. Since eggs will require refrigeration, the use of vintage egg cartons may come to mind. Classic egg carton styles may be oblong or square-shaped.
Some vintage products are sized to hold several dozen eggs. These large vintage products can be neatly stacked inside of a refrigeration unit. A carton may contain printed information about the nutritional content and egg grade that is stored inside. This type of carton can make a nice addition to egg products that are going to be sold or given away.
Light, foam cartons that are only designed to hold a half dozen or a dozen eggs may not provide you with the best way to transport farm fresh eggs. Although eggs will be safely stored inside of a foam carton, the flimsiness of some modern carton materials may result in cartons tipping over while eggs are in transit. Using a bulkier carton style will aid with keeping products stabilized when they are placed inside a cargo area. Before eggs are packaged inside the cartons, the eggs should be cleaned and dried.
If your eggs will be sold in a market or another retail setting, it will be beneficial to use a carton type that will stand out and exemplify the quality products that you are advertising. Using vintage cartons, instead of a more modern carton type, may draw attention to the products you are selling. Before shipping products to a store, place all of the eggs inside of a carton.
If the carton style that you are using contains blank fields and egg grade and quantity details, use a marker to fill in these fields. Label each carton with the egg grade and quantity amount that is enclosed. Place packing materials inside the bottom of each corrugated box that you will be used for shipment purposes.
Stack one or two levels of eggs inside of each box. Use packing materials to fill the remainder of each shipping box. Seal each cardboard box. Use labels to identify that the contents inside of each corrugated box are perishable and fragile.
To find out more, contact a company such as Poultry Cartons.