How do you store eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kntry, Aug 13, 2019 at 8:55 AM.

  1. kntry

    kntry Chirping

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    I couldn't find a forum for this so hopefully, this is ok here.

    How do ya'll store eggs? I get 12-18 small eggs a day, my hens are 7 months old. I have 8 cartons right now and will have another tonight.

    I don't know where or how to store them out of the way. I was looking at the Skelter but they only hold 36 eggs.

    HELP!
     
  2. Mvan42

    Mvan42 Songster

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    We don’t get that many yet.. lol lots of chicks here right now. I am interested to see different ideas.
     
  3. igorsMistress

    igorsMistress Crossing the Road Barefoot

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    That's a LOT of eggs! I use these baskets. Fill the top, rotate to the bottom when full and start filling the top again. I use them from the bottom basket first.
    I had problems with a skelter, the pullet eggs were too small.
     
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  4. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Free Ranging

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    I refrigerate, currently have 2 cartons (with more saved up in case I need them), 2 ceramic caddies and a plastic caddy in rotation.
     
  5. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    I get about 3-4 a day. I leave them on the counter for the day, large end up then refrigerator before bed.
     
  6. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Crowing

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    I store mine in the refrigerator as soon as I bring them in. I'll get 10 to 15 eggs a day. Right now I have 7 1/2 dozen in the fridge waiting for ANYONE to stop by so I can give the eggs away! I just have way too many chickens. :hmm
     
  7. If i were you i would start making phone calls to local churches and food pantries looking to donate some eggs. At that rate you will run out of options soon.
    Both of my pantries give me a yearly statement for tax time and one pantry even sends an employee to pick up eggs at my door.
    Your overabundance can be quite a blessing for others in need.
     
  8. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    I use flats instead of cartons, takes up much less space when you have a lot.
     
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  9. kntry

    kntry Chirping

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    I bring several dozen to church every week and give some to my friend.
     
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  10. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Crowing

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    I wash today's collection in the evening.
    Dry.
    Candle.
    Perfect eggs go in one carton for customers.
    The rest go in another carton for personal consumption.
    The cartons are dated when full.
    All go into the fridge and are rotated so previously filled cartons are sold or eaten first. 20190814_075342_resized_kindlephoto-8476837.jpg Eggs on top shelf are for personal consumption, middle shelf are cartons not yet filled, bottom shelf is saleable. GC
     

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