Blow an egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shuizar209, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So Ive read peoplewho blow eggs to save them or whatever. Why would theydo that? How do you blow the egg?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I hear you put a tiny pin-hole on each end of the egg, then blow it and supposedly the yolk and white will come running out of the opposite end.

    Honestly I think it is easier to just punch a small hole in the pointed end, let the yolk and white run out (you might want to scramble the yolk first) and viola. . .

    These here are all preserved by having their bottoms removed. [​IMG]

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  3. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so cool!! [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:Agreed! Thats awesome!
     
  5. KristaChickenWhisperer

    KristaChickenWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some people put them on display. I knew someone who had a cute little basket full of fake straw and blown out eggs!

    For me I did it when I got my very first egg from my first chicken ever! It was a special moment for me and I wanted to keep that egg always. Unfortunately it got smashed when I was packing things up to move away to college two years ago. I didn't realize it fell off my shelf and onto the floor. [​IMG]
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Some of mine go on display, like the carton pictured above, and some I preserve for egg color/quality judging. Example - These eggs are lined up to show what hen lays what hue/tint of egg, so I know who to breed, who to sell, and so fourth. It also helps with breeds like Marans - Allows me to keep track of who lays the darkest for how long.

    (notice some of them have a very visible hole)

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  7. MakNugget

    MakNugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't done this for a while but you can make a small hole (pea sized or smaller) on the fat end of the egg and use a smooth chop stick to scramble the egg inside and work it out.
     
  8. domino7

    domino7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mother does a lot of crafting with eggs and I have been blowing them out for her for 40 years lol. The way I do it now is to punch a very small hole in one end and holding it with the hole down I pump air into the hole using a hypodermic needle. It is so much easier than blowing them and I'm left with only a very small hole.

    I always inject hot, soapy water into them or they tend to stink for awhile.
     
  9. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    Quote:I do mine the same way. I use a large thumb tack to make the holes, then gently and slowly pump air into the egg with the syringe. Works great, just don't go too fast or you'll crack the egg. Try the blue egg/brown egg thread. It's all about blowing eggs and using them to make ornaments.
     
  10. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    People blow out eggs for a variety of reasons. I'm planning on blowing my first egg(s) to keep as keepsakes since these are my first chickens and while pictures are nice nothing beats the shell itself. Some people do like Illia and blow out the eggs to preserve an accurate record of the eggs, which comes in especially handy if you're breeding for egg color.

    There are several ways to blow eggs, from poking small holes in each end to drilling a small hole in one end and using special tools to blow out the contents and wash and dry the inside of the egg.

    But the most common reason for blowing eggs is for crafting/decorating. There's a really cool thread in the hobbies forum...https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=160244&p=1 One of my parents' friends is/was (not sure if she's still doing it) an egger and does gorgeous work. She's worked with everything from snail's eggs to ostrich eggs and has done just about everything from simple ornaments to photo frames to delicate cut out work to jewelry boxes. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of her work, but here are a few sites with similar eggs:
    http://www.handblownglass-gifts.com/catalog2.html
    http://www.eggdeco.com/images/ostrich gallery/index.html
    http://geetikas.com/
    http://wysiwigs.homestead.com/Eggstasy.html
     
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