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Storing eggs

by | Apr 6, 2021 | Meyer Hatchery

Let’s take a Meyer Moment to talk about storing eggs. Spring has sprung for many chicken owners and you may be noticing an increase in egg production. Eggs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner become part of your weekly menu, but as we all know, you can only eat so many eggs. So how do you store the abundance of eggs your flock is producing? 

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Hey everyone! Welcome back to The Coop with Meyer Hatchery – where we talk all things poultry in hopes of inspiring crazy chicken keepers and educating future flock owners.  We’re glad to have you tuning in for this brief midweek break as we provide a Meyer Moment to cover relevant happenings. 

Let’s take a Meyer Moment to talk about storing eggs. Spring has sprung for many chicken owners and you may be noticing an increase in egg production. Eggs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner become part of your weekly menu, but as we all know, you can only eat so many eggs. So how do you store the abundance of eggs your flock is producing?  

You can store eggs in a variety of dishes, but a sealed container or egg carton placed in the fridge is the best way to keep them fresh. In fact, eggs stored in the refrigerator typically last longer, even if you remove the bloom. 

The bloom is a natural protective coating on the outside of your porous egg, that helps seal out bacteria. For the infamous mud season, soiled eggs may require washing. After they’re cleaned up be sure to date the eggs and place them in a sealed container. Here, they can last up to 6 months and still remain fresh!

Now If you’re like my co-host Kendra, and are color crazy when it comes to your eggs – you might as well show them off! Unwashed eggs, without the bloom, removed, sitting out at room temperature only last about a month. To help showcase your flock’s hard work, consider an egg skelter for your countertop. Not only do they make for a great display, but ensure you consume your eggs in the order collected, by putting the freshest eggs at the top. 

An interesting fact: Supermarket eggs can sit for up to a month before being made for sale. By raising your own chickens, you ensure quality and freshness!

Speaking of freshness, how can you check to ensure your eggs are ok to eat? Fill a bowl with water and gently drop in the egg. If the egg sinks to the bottom, it’s fresh as can be. If the egg floats to the top, it’s time to discard. And if it floats somewhere in the middle or stands on end, you better use it quickly – or play it safe and cut your losses. 

Now if your egg capacity outweighs your fridge space, there are other storing options to consider! First, try freezing your eggs. Adding them to muffin pans and freezing makes for quick and easy breakfast sandwiches. You can also add several lightly beaten eggs to a freezer-safe container. When ready to use thaw and scramble for breakfast. Or use them in your favorite breakfast casserole dish, ours is linked below. 

Tight on freezer space too? Try water glassing! It’s an old-school egg preservation method using pickling lime. Check out our youtube video in the show notes below to learn this interesting technique. 

As eggs continue to roll in, we hope this Meyer Moment helps you in storing your abundance of fresh eggs!

Enjoy the rest of your week and as always, thank you for listening to The Coop!

Hosts & Guests

Kendra + Jeff
From Meyer Hatchery

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