Mineral oil to preserve eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by minamisfit, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. minamisfit

    minamisfit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been reading up on preserving eggs with mineral oil and I had a few questions I couldn't find on the web.
    Do any of you have experience with doing this?
    All the articles I read were preserving prewashed refrigerator eggs, could I put the mineral oil on the egg without washing it? Would it keep longer that way? And if I put the mineral oil on the egg should I then refrigerate it?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    My friend rubs her eggs in vegetable oil and says they last up to three months!
     
  3. minamisfit

    minamisfit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is awesome! Wonder if she washes them first? And if she refrigerates them
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    She doesn't refrigerate them but she doesn't let them sit out in 80 degree weather. She doesn't wash them.
     
  5. minamisfit

    minamisfit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right, we have ac so it doesn't tend to get above 70 in the house
     
  6. MeMaAndSamantha

    MeMaAndSamantha Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a friend who used a food quality glycerin to clean her eggs. Have you heard of this ??
     

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