storing eggs in the carton

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gkeesling, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. gkeesling

    gkeesling Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2008
    Hagerstown, IN
    My hens just started laying so I'll be selling my eggs soon. When you put the eggs in the carton does the pointy end go down, or the round end?
  2. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    pointy end goes down [​IMG]
  3. Alley

    Alley Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2008
    Eureka, California
    Oh gosh, I didn't know that? I didn't think it mattered? So, why the pointy end up?
  4. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Quote:Pointy end 'down'. I think it has something to do with the air cell being at the large end of the egg. Sometimes I get an egg that is almost pefectly oval and not sure which end is which.[​IMG]
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Pointy end down helps keep the yolk well-centered in the white. Not important for baking but makes fried eggs nicer.

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