Storing eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lmarie, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Lmarie

    Lmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    Can't remember, but do you store fresh eggs in the fridge pointy side down?
    I think you do...but can't remember.....lol
     
  2. purecountrychicken

    purecountrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dunno,,,never knew it mattered,,,lol
     
  3. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    if you are storing them to eat...it doesn't matter...if you are going to hatch them then it is pointy end down and not in the fridge
     
  4. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To store eggs for the week prior to setting
    we always used egg cartons kept in cool dry area of the house
    usually the back bed room where the door was closed and the temp was above freezing say 40-50 degrees
    always put the pointy side down and put egg cartons on their side and each day rotate the side of the carton that is down
    this keeps the eggs yolk floating freely
    not stuck to one side or the other
    always in a leahy or wooden incubator with several trays you fill the top egg tray
    and move all of them down one
    the bottom is the hatching tray
    the temperature at top is higher than bottom for hatching
    egg trays are always set one tray down each week
    this allows eggs to get ready for hatch
    the eggs should all be set once a week no longer so the maximum fertility is alive
    as older eggs the fertility dies back
     

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