Do you ever have trouble remembering which eggs from your backyard chickens need to be used first? When I had my first flock of chickens several years ago I remember just putting the eggs in a bowl in the kitchen when I brought them in from the coup. After several days there would be lots of eggs, piled in the bowl. Although it was a beautiful site to see the fruit of my labor it was also nearly impossible to decide which eggs were the oldest unless I placed them in water to see which ones sunk and which ones floated.
This method was not at all convenient. One day it hit me that I needed to put a date on each egg as I brought it in.
This proved to be very effective. Each day when the eggs are brought in the person who got them simply places a number on the top of the egg to correspond with the days date. As we take eggs from the carton the older eggs get moved to the back of the carton and the new ones are placed in the front.
I often have anywhere from 1-3 cartons going at one time. I mark each carton with a number 1, 2, or 3. One being the oldest and 3 being the freshest eggs. I just keep rotating them to make sure we use the oldest eggs first.
There you have it. An easy tip for rotating eggs to make sure you always have fresh eggs.