Will this work?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by missfire, May 6, 2011.

  1. missfire

    missfire Out Of The Brooder

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    I have read not to use a refrigerator to store eggs, if I use a dorm type
    Refrigerator and put a water pan inside will this keep the eggs from drying
    out? I' m trying to figure out how to store eggs in the Florida summer, i.e. Cool not
    Cold and not dry them out. I do not have ac, and want to figure this out before
    I need it, thanks. [​IMG]
     
  2. abobwhat

    abobwhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think it really depends on how long you plan to store them?
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    You can refrigerate them, it's best to keep them around 60 degrees while you are collecting if you can. Just make sure you rotate them daily.
     
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  4. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When most people put things in the fridge, it is a normal fridge, designed to keep human food viable as long as possible, and is usually 42 deg. F. or lower (40). That should be your human food stuffs fridge.

    Now, if you want to store hatching eggs, through hot spells, or for long term storage, then you will have to dial the temp up to around 60 deg. F. like Shelly recommends. DO NOT PUT YOUR YOGURT, MILK, or LAST NIGHTS TAKEOUT LEFTOVERS in that 60 deg. fridge!

    One of those little dorm fridges, set to around 60 deg. or even as high as 75 would be fine!

    Next...You live in Florida, with no AC. That's the problem you should be working on my friend [​IMG]
    Just me...I try my best...not to judge, but....Darn it!
     
  5. quailmale

    quailmale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Never had AC, my house is surrounded by big Oaks, Lots of windows and ceiling fans, Born- raised in same house. Never been an issue for me [​IMG] but I know it is for the developement of the eggs..........[​IMG] Thanks for the info.
     
  6. Hoppelchen

    Hoppelchen Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:There are a number of things you can try:

    You could pack the eggs inside a plastic box, that would stop them drying out in the air flow.

    You could experiment with evaporation, for example, milk can be kept coolish if you hang it in the draft in a cloth bag that can 'draw' water to stay wet, I've used this principle with a 10 gallon wheat beer fermentation and it worked beautifully, see here for a long how-to: http://www.byo.com/stories/techniques/article/indices/19-brewing-tips/950-keep-cool-for-summer-brewing

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    you can set up a picnic icebox with the right amount of ice bricks (or just frozen pop bottles)

    Your problem is mainly temperature control, it's easy to add an iceblock to cook things down if you know that it's too hot. Years ago, I 'splashed' out on a digital probe thermometor that allows me to set an alarm that let's me know that it's either too hot or cold. So far, I used it lots of time, beer, BBQ, candy, quails, plants, sourdough and many other occasions where you need to be semi-exact and it's one of the most useful items that I own.
     
  7. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I am just holding eggs for a coupla days I put them in a 12 pack cooler and a few Ice packs and they stay right at 60* 2-4 days is all I normally need
     
  8. John farmer

    John farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We put egg's in a frig with the temp turned up all the time works great for us the key is to keep the eggs turned.
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I never had AC when I lived in FL either [​IMG] Wasn't a big deal.
     
  10. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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