It's great, isn't it? Beautiful, healthy, fresh produce every day.
The real question is - how do you store them efficiently, so that you always use the oldest first?
Of course, you can write the date on each one, or maybe keep them in a box with the oldest at the front.
Which is fine, as long as you remember to do it. And providing none of your family turns the box around...
If you're anything like me your storage solution will be a little haphazard - which means you don't really know whether the eggs you're eating were laid yesterday or a week ago.
Introducing the answer to your prayers - the Egg Skelter!
I've had an Egg Skelter (the one in all the pics in this article!) for over ten years, so I know it pretty well. (Update - I've actually now got three - two large and one small).
Here's my full, no-holds-barred review of it including what works well, what doesn't work so well and whether I would recommend buying it.
Please note: I'm reviewing this product because I own one and love it. I am not paid for this review and I don't get any freebies out of it, although if you buy one from a link on this page I do earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.
I just think you'd love it as much as I do - and you deserve to have one!
It's what happens when you have chickens... You get lots of eggs.
Here's how I stored mine when I first had my girls. I only had six hens but I hadn't thought through what I would do with all those eggs.
Even giving a lot away to friends, this what what ended up in my fridge after just a week. (At that point I didn't realise that I didn't need to store eggs in the fridge).
I ended up with a heap of eggs but no way of knowing which were the oldest. I just had to take pot luck.
Not very efficient.
The Egg Skelter is an ingenious invention, originally made by a husband in Devon, England, who couldn't think what else to buy his wife as a Christmas present.
She loved it so much that he made a few to sell privately to friends and family - and sold out in a matter of days.
Since then, more than 25,000 Egg Skelters have been made by this same family business in this same rural part of England, and it's now sold all over the world.
It's made of powder-coated steel, so it's both light and very strong. I don't know much about welding but I do know a good quality product when I see one. I've had mine now for more than seven years, and the paint is still intact, even at the joints.
In fact, there's not one single scratch on it. Not one. Remember that, when you're asking about the price...
It holds up to 24 medium to large sized chicken eggs (there is also a bantam version). The idea is you put each egg on starting at the bottom, in the order they're laid.
Older eggs are therefore always at the bottom so you have no doubt which to use first.
As well as having used this daily for over ten years, I've read more or less all the reviews of the Egg Skelter.
Strangely, a lot of them don't focus on the quality of the Egg Skelter but on how well the eggs do or don't roll.
There's one important thing to remember here: this is not a toy! It's a way of storing eggs!
How to solve that problem?
Simple - I bought another one!
I will only ever recommend goods I either already have myself, or wish I had. I always award any product I review between one and five 'Golden Eggs'.
So how many does the Skelter deserve?
I'm giving it a great big well deserved...
The Egg Skelter has only recently been made available in the United States. The main importer used to be Amazon but there were so many poor copies there that it is no longer sold on that platform.
It is, however, available from Omlet, who are in any event more knowledgeable about chickens and make a whole range of excellent chicken products.I've highlighted the cream coloured Skelter as it's the one I've got, but if you want another colour you'll find a good selection in the Omlet store
I originally wrote this review in 2012. My Skelter is still going strong and its only downside is that one is not enough – so I have just bought another!
It survived three massive earthquakes in central Italy, where we live, in 2016, when rubble fell on top of it. And several thousand aftershocks.
And a house move. And hundreds and hundreds of eggs!
It still has no marks, no chipped paint, and the joints are as strong as ever. And trust me, mine is used every single day. I've bought several as gifts for friends and family and they have had exactly the same excellent experience.
Since the Skelter became popular, a lot of imitations have sprung up on various different seller sites, in particular Amazon. They're cheaper, but less attractive and the quality is just nothing like as good. They're often made in China.
You can see from my review exactly how well made the original Skelter is, and the fact that I've now had it for ten years is a testament to its quality.
So be careful that you are buying the real Egg Skelter and not a poor imitation.
I won't sell products which I know not to be excellent quality, so I don't advertise any other kind of skelter but the original on this website.
By all means, buy a cheaper version if you want to – as long as you realise it's nothing like the excellent quality of the original.