storing eggs up or down...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lovinlife, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. lovinlife

    lovinlife Songster

    Do you store your eggs with the pointy side up or down?

    I've always put the pointy side up. I gave a friend a carton of my eggs and she turned every single egg around so the pointy side was down in the carton. I didn't say anything, but it made me curious about which is the "right" way to store the eggs.

    What do you do?
     

  2. LilChickCoop

    LilChickCoop Songster

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    I store mine in a basket- some of them are on their sides....
     
  3. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Songster

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    Pointy side down. Air sac is on the rounded side, so you want to keep that up.

    Although, with some eggs, I have a hard time telling which side is pointy.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Pointy end down. For those of us that hatch, the wide end (where the air sac is) always goes up.
     
  5. sovia

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    Agreed - pointy side down. Although sometimes it's hard to tell which end is which!
     

  6. sharol

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    So if there is no chance they are fertile, it really doesn't make any difference?
     
  7. woodmort

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    Quote:No
     
  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:True .............. but if you are thinking of hatching ............. pointy end down ALWAY's

    AL
     
  9. feathersnuggles

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    Quote:If you're going to eat them right away, then no difference. But the longer they'll be stored, the fresher they'll be if the air sac stays on top. This helps to retain the egg's moisture by not allowing a 2nd air pocket to develop on the pointy side.
     

  10. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

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    Quote:For 60 years I've stored them pointy end down because that's what I was taught as a child. I never knew why.
     

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