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If you have chickens in your backyard, you might like to sell eggs to passersby. So, you put up a sign that says “eggs for sale”, but might not always have eggs available. The solution is a flexible egg sign. We’ll teach you how to make one!

How to make your own flexible egg sign


  • A good jigsaw (this one is very affordable)
  • Some wood board
  • Waterproof Paint
  • Screws and hinges

Step one: Take a toilet seat. Why? Well, a toilet seat is basically the shape of an egg, if you would extend the end in a gently sloping point. If you don’t have a toilet seat handy, you can cover your toilet seat with paper and cut out the form.

Step two: Take two big pieces of wood board, lay them on top of one another. Use the toilet seat as a model, to draw an egg shape on the top board. Take your time with this, until you have a form that you like.

Step three: Use a jigsaw machine, to cut out your two eggs.

Step four: Draw a straight horizontal line, through your two eggs, dividing the two eggs between a top quarter and the bottom three quarters. Use your jigsaw machine, to cut through this line.

Step five: Use hinges and screws, to screw the two top parts of the egg back together with the bottom parts. Note: The side on which you attach the hinges will be the inner side of your egg side.

Step six: Time for a paint job for your eggs! Put the two eggs next to each other, with the top part down, so that the egg has a “hole” on top. Mark with a line where the top part ends on your eggs. After you’ve done this, check to make sure the oval is equal on both eggs.

Step seven: You can now draw the colors and text on your eggs. How you wish to do this is largely up to you, it depends on how you want your egg sign to look. Just make sure that the text “Fresh” fits above the line you marked on your egg, without touching the moving part of the sign. On the backside of the egg, make sure the text Sorry No fits on the back of the moving part. Don’t forget, the “Sorry No” has to be written upside-down on the egg!

Step eight: When you’re happy with your paint job, attach your two eggs on a pole outside your house near the road. Your egg sign is now finished, travelers will be able to see that you have eggs for sale!

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Other helpful articles we wrote to help you get started with chickens are:

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