Saturday, February 21, 2009

Coop Delivery Preparation...

This past Thursday was delivery day for the "Oklahoma City Food Coop" that we sell our eggs to. Our chickens have started laying very well. Our new egg record for one day is 175!!! This month was our biggest delivery month yet. We sold 270 dozen eggs!!!

We all have different responsibilities that we carry out and help one another with. I do the greater part of coop delivery preparation which includes: cutting the labels for each carton, gluing them on, packaging the cartons and loading the coolers. The couple of days leading up to delivery day are pretty busy with preparation.

Sienna cleaned up dinner.

Sabrina packaging some of our eggs.

Our egg storage refrigerators are in the laundry room. Here I am doing our monthly deliver preparation. There was quite a lot to do this month, but I enjoy the job!


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for these eggs and the delicious bread you sent home with Jimmy. The bread lasted about a was so yummy.
I enjoy your blog and seeing how much you all are growing. Tell your mommy "hi" for me.
Carrie Nichols

Strangfamily said...

Hello Cochran Family,
We were wondering if you wash your eggs before delivery. Ours are pretty messy when they come out of the coop but we thought it was not good to wash them before going to someone else since that removes their protective coating that keeps them fresh. What do you think?

Love and Blessings,
The Strang family

The Cochran's said...

In answer to your question, we occasionally get those messy eggs as well. No, we don't wash our eggs before delivery because like you said, it does remove the protective coating that keeps them fresh. We keep the really messy eggs for ourselves, but if there is just a little speck, we gently wipe it off with a damp cloth. I hope this helps!

Savannah (For The Cochran's)

Sara said...

I miss having chickens.......they were so much fun! Fresh eggs are a real blessing!