How/where do you store your eggs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jaruca, May 21, 2008.

  1. jaruca

    jaruca In the Brooder

    May 3, 2008
    Georgian Bay, ON
    Hi. I'm new to chickens and am so thankful for everyone who shares their stories and wisdom here.

    I am wondering how you store your eggs? I have 3 hens laying and 3 more to start laying in the next few months. So far I've been keeping my eggs in an paper carton on the counter and moving the oldest eggs to the right and adding the fresh ones on the left. I came across this Egg Skelter and think it's super neat. I figured I could come up with something similar and I started wondering how everyone else keeps their eggs. Does anyone have any tips or favourite egg keepers?

    Here is a rough 'proto-type' I bent a wire hanger into.
  2. NewGuineaChooks

    NewGuineaChooks Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    That's a neat idea!

    We keep ours in a basket on the kitchen table. When we collect the eggs at the end of the day, we pencil the date on each one, so we have to sort through the basket to find the older ones.
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I keep mine in a basket on the counter. Very cool idea there.
  4. scgamecock

    scgamecock Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    I found an old used fridge at a yard sale for $30 and I store egg's in it so the inside one doesn't get the space used up.
  5. texasreb

    texasreb Songster

    May 18, 2008
    I also have a spare refrigerator--it's all refrigerator with no freezer. I bought it to store drinks and extra foods during BBQ's , parties, etc, but I've also found it a handy place to keep eggs. We sell 100% of our eggs on a weekly basis, so I don't need a dating system or anything. I write the names of the buyers on tiny sticky notes and post them on the outside of the re-claimed cartons I use.
  6. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    Keep em cool, peeps! [​IMG] Buying a spare mini-fridge next weekend. Bless that government economic incentive check!
  7. jaruca

    jaruca In the Brooder

    May 3, 2008
    Georgian Bay, ON
    Thanks. Uh, I sort feel dumb for not thinking about pencilling the date on...
    I can't really justify an extra fridge with only 3 hens laying, but I have 3 more who should start laying soon and am looking to add 4 more in the near future. I will keep my eye out for a mini fridge at the yard sales. I could keep it in the workshop, (which is beside the coop) and store some drinks for the kids in there too. It might cut down on some of the mud (let's face it - poop), that gets tracked in the house everytime my son wants a drink!
  8. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

    Dec 21, 2007
    in a fridge
  9. SeaChick

    SeaChick Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    In a wire egg basket on the counter. With only 4 girls laying they're barely keeping up with our use so eggs NEVER sit around more than a couple days in our house!
  10. lower shelf of fridge,right now it is full

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