Since we welcomed the chickens to our family back in September we have enjoyed having a fresh supply of eggs. The difference from non free range eggs is visible to us and we have certainly been spoilt with our own supply. But then we have been hit with the problem of how to store our eggs and how to know which ones need using first. I know that some people write a date or stamp a date on their eggs but having a pen to hand is quite a feet here at times so we have been using a rotation system. In practice this is okay if the same person collects the eggs daily which often isn’t the case here as everyone likes to help out. So when Omlet gave me the opportunity to try out one of their Egg Ramps I couldn’t resist.
Omlet very kindly sent me a lovely red Egg Ramp to try out. The egg ramp helps you keep your eggs in date order so that you always use the oldest first. Every time you find a new egg simply add it to the top of the ramp, and when you want to use an egg take from the bottom. Each time an egg is taken from the bottom the remaining eggs roll gently, sometimes you have to give them a helping hand. The egg ramp can hold 12 medium size eggs which is about the size our chickens are laying. Although we have one that lays a smaller egg every few days so we can actually fit a few extra on the ramp when this happens. Something that was important for us when we looked at egg storage was something that didn’t take up too much room in the kitchen. The egg ramp certainly fulfils this criteria and even the boys have got the hang on placing the fresh eggs at the top of the ramp, usually they put them on the ramp as soon as they find them and it’s left to myself or dad of 3 to wash them if needed. With five chickens and usually three to four of them laying daily we fill the ramp pretty quickly. Initially we thought we may have to have a bowl for any over flow we occur but this hasn’t been the case in the last three weeks since using the egg ramp. It really has been so useful to us and I no longer have to worry about picking up an old egg that was forgotten about when cooking.
The egg ramp is available in five lovely colours, red, yellow, black, cream and duck egg blue. Retailing at £14.99 the egg ramp provides a great storage solution and egg rotation device in one. I also like the fact that for every yellow egg ramp purchased Omlet will donate a £1 from the cost of the ramp to the British Hen Welfare Trust. The British Hen Welfare Trust educate the public about Hen welfare and also help with the rehoming of commercial laying hens. This is something we as a family strongly believe in and our chickens are ex commercial hens.
Not only have the lovely people at Omlet given me an egg ramp to review but they are also giving one lucky reader the chance to win their own egg ramp in a colour of their choice. To be in with a chance of winning an Egg Ramp all you have to do is complete the rafflecopter form below, good luck