Does anyone Grade their eggs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by serendipity22, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. serendipity22

    serendipity22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious...

    For those that sell their eggs, do you grade them?

    In my state, I have to sell over 30 dozen eggs a week to "have" to grade my eggs. But they're refrigerated within an hour of being laid so wouldn't the grade automatically be AA? Or am I missing something?
     
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  2. FluffyChickenMama

    FluffyChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont really know how grading works.. I think there is a grading by size too isnt there?? and the whole A or AA I dont know about.. Im glad you asked the question though I will be very interested to read the answer.. Thanks..
     
  3. biretta

    biretta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know everything about the grading process but I do know that eggs are graded based on the viscosity of the white (which also has to do with age of the egg): Does it stand up or is it thin and disperses when the egg is cracked onto a surface? The latter would be undesirable. Also has to do with the shell condition, e.g., dirty or otherwise imperfect would render a lower grade. Blood or meat spots also would lower the grade of the egg.
     
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  4. Newchickenmom&kids

    Newchickenmom&kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. serendipity22

    serendipity22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, I've been looking through the internet.

    Thanks for the link.
     

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