Storing eggs isn’t the most exciting topic in the world, but it is worth planning how & where you plan to store eggs before you end up with an (inevitable) glut.
Once the eggs are cleaned & boxed, they get moved into my hallway. It is a north facing, unheated room so stays cool all year. From there, they either get put in the Egg Shack or taken away from the house to sell to friends & colleagues.
The Egg Shack, our brilliant Honesty box that Jon built, is against a north facing wall so gets no direct sun in the summer months. It is rainproof but allows air flow. We choose to only sell to our direct neighbours & the postman, and not from the farm gate.
I only put 2 boxes of eggs out at a time so I can keep on top of the freshness & age of the eggs I have in stock. During real cold snaps, I take the eggs out of the Egg Shack at night and place them back in my hallway so they don’t freeze.
I only sell eggs up to 7 days old. To be honest, I have way more customers than I can provide for at the moment so it is rare to sell an egg more than 3 or 4 days old. (The 7 day rule is just my rule by the way, you can sell up 28 days old!)
One more thought, do not store eggs for sale in the fridge. The temperature difference on removal can cause condensation on the shell, allowing mould & bacteria to grow. Feel free to keep your own eggs in the fridge, although I don’t think there any need to in the UK unless your house is very warm.