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When someone gives you eggs their hens laid, is it customary...

  1. Aya Katz profile image83
    Aya Katzposted 8 years ago

    ... to return the carton?

    My daughter's music teacher gave us a dozen eggs her hens laid. Should I keep the carton and return in to her later?

    1. Mark Knowles profile image62
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely. With a little something you baked using the eggs. wink

    2. onthewriteside profile image61
      onthewritesideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good question Aya.  I wouldn't know the answer though.

    3. lakeerieartists profile image77
      lakeerieartistsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Okay this has NEVER happened to me.  I guess I am just too much of a city girl.

      1. kmackey32 profile image66
        kmackey32posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I live in the country and its never happened to me either.

  2. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    Save all your cartons and give it to her.

  3. Aya Katz profile image83
    Aya Katzposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, everybody. I will definitely return the carton.

    It never even occurred to me to think of this until I got my own hens...

  4. Marie Dwivkidz profile image66
    Marie Dwivkidzposted 8 years ago

    I keep hens, and when somebody returns the carton I think 'thank you how kind', but then I think 'yikes, does that mean they want more eggs...?'  Ohhh the social minefield...

    I like the idea of returning the carton together with a little baked goodie - I must drop that into conversation with my egg-users!

  5. myra636 profile image60
    myra636posted 8 years ago

    my sister has hens and she all ways wants cartons, not only are they used for the eggs but she uses the paper ones for starting plants for her garden, so yes it is all ways nice to give them back with some thing in them.

  6. Ladybird33 profile image56
    Ladybird33posted 8 years ago

    We have hens too and I have gotten the cartons back but never with baked goods, that would have been nice.  I usually think since the gave me back the carton they wanted more eggs (which I give them more).  Good luck

  7. blondepoet profile image74
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    Speaking of chooks, my father's friend took three chooks down to the place where they,.....well,...they go to the after life, a huge chook place here in Toowoomba. Well he was supposed to  get them back whole for roasting, but they accidentally put them through the mincer, so they gave him 8 new chooks to compensate.They were the worst chooks I have ever eaten. You had to slice them with a chain-saw that is how tough they were.
    These chook places can't be trusted ROFL.

  8. Herald Daily profile image78
    Herald Dailyposted 8 years ago

    Definitely save the cartons and return them!

  9. Aya Katz profile image83
    Aya Katzposted 8 years ago

    The idea of adding baked goods is good, but maybe I'll just put some fruit from my trees into the carton when I return it.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is such a good idea! She has eggs, you have fruit, so neither of you need to buy as many eggs or fruit.