In Missouri, I had 8 hens and 2 of those were poor layers, but they did lay beautiful blue and green eggs when they bothered to lay! I consistently got 6 eggs per day from those red hens I loved and every now and then a blue or green egg to add to the 6. Everyone I knew saved their egg cartons for me and I always had a stack of them in the garage.
Here, I have 13 red chickens and consistently get 13 eggs per day from them, even though Miss Hattie has other things on her mind! 🙂 I get 2 eggs most days from my 3 black hens and 1 little egg per day from my 2 bantams. Most days, I get 16 eggs. That’s a whole lot of eggs. I hardly know anyone here and I get a few egg cartons but I get so many eggs, I need lots of cartons. It’s funny because some days when I go to get the mail, there are empty egg cartons in my mail box. I never know for sure where they come from.
I got tired of scrounging egg cartons and asking everyone for their empty cartons so I ordered some.
How many cartons do you think that is? 200
When Vince saw them, he looked at me in total disbelief. I don’t know if he realizes how many eggs I get each day. 200 egg cartons will hold 2400 eggs and that’s about a six month supply of cartons. I do believe he thought I bought about a 10 year supply of cartons!