Preserving eggs /washing them

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by My Family Farm, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. My Family Farm

    My Family Farm Just Hatched

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    I have read about not washing or refrigerating your fresh eggs, but I'm in a bind. We have over 6 doz on hand and more every day- and I need to make sure they are staying good until we can hand them out or use them. I recently read an article about washing then dipping them in (lard) to preserve them a little longer.
    Does anyone have experience in this or suggestions?
    It's mainly a fix until this spring when the farmers markets open near by and we can get them in a new run where we can maintain the mud.
     
  2. TalkALittle

    TalkALittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've frozen my surplus eggs. I beat them in a bowl two at a time and pour them into a muffin tin and freeze them. Set the frozen muffin tin in warm water for just a second or two to loosen the eggs. Remove the frozen egg pucks, place in a single layer in a freezer bag and pop them back in the freezer.

    I do use the jumbo muffin tins so I don't overflow them just in case.
     
  3. My Family Farm

    My Family Farm Just Hatched

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    I read that as well. I have failed at freezing several different things as they end up tasting like the freezer -
    I plan on selling them but don't like handing off dirty eggs- and want them to stay good if it's not a fast turn around time
     
  4. My Family Farm

    My Family Farm Just Hatched

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    I went ahead and tried it- gave them a spot wipe down and a coat of crisco shortening. I will say if nothing else, it made them beautiful :)
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Keeping them in the refrigerator will extend their shell life quite a bit. No need to wash eggs, except for the really dirty ones. Eggs at room temp will keep for about 2 to 3 weeks. Eggs in the fridge keep for several months. Do not leave eggs on the counter after being refrigerated. The condensation will remove the protective bloom.
     

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