How do you keep track of the eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nuttyredhead, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let me rephrase...How to you keep track of which eggs are freshest? Do you label the egg cartons or the eggs themsleves?
     
  2. KBChicks

    KBChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We set out a few egg cartons and put a stickie note on them labled 1,2,3 on each, etc...(1 being the earliest eggs)
    going from left to right on the carton, we place the eggs as the chickens lay em' in each container....
    when the cartons fill up, we move on to the next...

    Most are sold by the time we get to the third, and we either eat or scramble up the eggs that don't look very appetizing to the chicks
     
  3. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    I write the date the egg was laid in pencil on the large end of the egg. Just the number of the day of the month, no need for MM/DD/YYYY, no egg stays uneaten/unsold longer than a month anyway.

    Some people think the numbers indicate which hen laid which egg. I tell them it's really been a challenge, but I've finally taught the hens to write their own numbers on their eggs. That it was even more difficult than teaching them to lay their eggs right in the cartons. It takes them a moment to realize I'm JUST KIDDING!
     
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  4. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    I just stack the cartons in a particular order in the refrigerator.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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  6. melodie_a

    melodie_a Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am hoping to be able to answer this question one day .... IF WE EVER GET AN EGG!![​IMG]
     
  7. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bingo. Freshest on right, I sell from the left. [​IMG]
     
  8. NevadaRon

    NevadaRon Chillin' With My Peeps

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