Best way to preserve a tiny egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JaceTx, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. JaceTx

    JaceTx Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 6, 2009
    I got an egg less that the size of a quarter. What is the best way to preserve it? I've heard of blowing it out. How you do make a hole in it without breaking the shell?
    Thanks for any help.
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    You have to use a sewing needle and make a small hole on both ends. Then blow through one side. Its really hard, and your cheeks will hurt, but keep blowing and it will slowly start to come out.
  3. jlmann

    jlmann Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2009
    Or you could maybe just hard boil it then put two or three coats of polyurethane on it

    just a thought
  4. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2007
    I think it will be harder to do with a small egg. If you do decide to blow it out, practice on expendable eggs. After you poke a couple holes in it, mix up the innards with the needle. (You might not have a yolk in such a tiny egg).

    Another way of preserving it is just to let it dry out naturally. That's what they do with those beautiful Ukranian Easter eggs. You do run the risk that it might go bad.
  5. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just let them set on the kitchen counter. If you don`t disturb them, they go through various stages of rotting and eventually dry out. They don`t smell so why make your cheeks hurt and take a chance on breaking them. If you`re nervous about it, put them in a baggie. Works for me.
  6. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry, double post. Computer glitch.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2009
  7. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2008
    Southern Iowa
    I've just let them dry out. I have one drying right now, sitting in a seashell (it's actually just a mussel from the river), like a little pearl. [​IMG]
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I've got eggs that are five years old and if you pick them up and shake them, they would rattle. My DD broke one by accident, the yolk was all hard like a yellow orange marble, perfectly dried up and the egg whites were non existent. No smell either.

    I sit the eggs in a display egg basket, and once in a while I would give them a nice dusting.

    Good luck!
  9. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Jonesborough, TN
    How long does it take for them to dry out?

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