I get the eggs mixed up, don't remember which is oldest

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by LuckysMom, May 2, 2009.

  1. LuckysMom

    LuckysMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you keep your eggs sorted by age in the refrigerator? I try to make a mental note which carton is the oldest but I always forget. Do you write a date or number on the carton? I sometimes have 3 or 4 cartons of eggs in the fridge at one time, until I give some away. What's your system for using the oldest ones first? [​IMG]
     
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    we actually write the date layed on the egg with pencil or crayon.
     
  3. LuckysMom

    LuckysMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really? I never thought of that. I'll try that, thanks!
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    yup I date everyone with pencil
     
  5. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
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    I fill a carton and stack them in the fridge from bottom (oldest) to top (freshest). That way I don't have to move any of the cartons around to put the freshest in. The single carton that I'm currently using goes on a separate shelf. I pul my eggs from the bottom. That way if I'm boiling any, they're easier to peel.
     
  6. LuckysMom

    LuckysMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    See, that's what I've been doing, stacking the oldest carton on the bottom. Then I run out of room in the newest carton, and I've used eggs from the old carton so there's space in the old one so I put some eggs in there because I'm in a hurry - and then they are all mixed up again! [​IMG]

    I'm going to try the date with a pencil method.
     
  7. Firefyter-Emt

    Firefyter-Emt Chillin' With My Peeps

    We eat them all up often enough to not worry about it! [​IMG]
     
  8. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I boil and./or give away any that are older than three days old, so anything in the holding area is always old. If I get mixed up somehow, I just boil and feed, or give away, or incubate any eggs in question.
     

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