Drying out chicken eggs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ericasl, May 23, 2008.

  1. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would really like a big basket of eggs for a decoration, but I do not want to blow them all out. Can I just put them on a shelf somewhere and let them dry out on there own? Also if this works how long does it take?

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    Erica
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sure. I have some really old eggs, maybe 6 years or so old if not more just sitting upright inside of shot glasses drying. They just get lighter and lighter over time and as long as you make sure the shell wasn't cracked, they should be fine. Just set up your basket and leave it there. A sniff test every week or so for the first few months might be a good idea, but I've never had a problem.

    Edit: Found this for you

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=39220
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2008
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I have some of Obelisk's first eggs which are like 4 years old and I've just left them in the carton since they were laid.
     
  4. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info, I think my eggs are so pretty just wanted to make sure.

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  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Mine is still going "strong" meaning, they are still intact but light in weight!
     

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