Looking for a good method for applying mineral oil to washed eggs...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by journey11, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. journey11

    journey11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually have a few eggs to wash from each day's basket, since I only wash the dirty ones. I have heard that applying food-grade mineral oil to them will help keep them from losing moisture, but I have not been able to find any info on HOW to apply it. Anyone who does this, can you tell me what method you use to lightly coat the eggs and not waste much of the oil?
     
  2. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    We oil colored easter eggs to get a sheen -- not quite the same thing, but the method we use should translate.

    Make a pad out of a folded paper towel and put some oil on it. Roll and wipe the egg with the towel until it's coated. Repeat, adding oil to your towel as necessary.
     
  3. journey11

    journey11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds good (and efficient)! Why didn't I think of that! [​IMG]
     

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