How to Store Fresh Eggs

Learn how to store fresh eggs. We experimented with various methods of storing fresh eggs, both with no refrigeration and for a long haul in a refrigerator.

| November/December 1977

  • These techniques will help you learn how to store fresh eggs on the homestead.
    These techniques will help you learn how to store fresh eggs on the homestead.
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  • These techniques will help you learn how to store fresh eggs on the homestead.

These tips will help you learn how to store fresh eggs on the homestead.

How To Store Fresh Eggs

If you've ever kept a flock of chickens, you're probably aware of a basic perversity of homestead life: While your family's consumption of eggs tends to remain fairly constant year round . . . your hens' production of the delicious edibles doesn't.

Is there a way to level out this feast-or-famine scheme of things . . . is there a way for you to stash away one month's surplus cackleberries and then eat 'em, say, six or eight months later?

Yep. Several forms of egg storage are supposed to make it possible for you to do just that. As MOTHER's continuing tests have already proven, however, some of those "guaranteed" methods of storage work a whole lot better than others!



According to an old joke, "The best way to keep an egg fresh is to keep it in the chicken." A heck of a bunch of MOTHER readers, though, must find that a little hard to do. Because if we've been asked once since founding this magazine, we've been asked a thousand times, "is there any way I can save one month's surplus eggs ... and then use them six or eight months later?"

Well, for several years, we answered that question by recommending one or another (or several) of the "guaranteed, gen-u-wine egg preservation" methods that we'd run across in old farm magazines, ancient Department of Agriculture pamphlets, and other sources. And, although we usually asked the folks we'd advised to let us know how the ideas worked, we never seemed to hear from them again . . . .

edwardo
6/5/2018 6:23:23 PM

My fridge is going, the temperature inside seems to change. How do I know if the eggs are good?


edwardo
6/5/2018 6:21:52 PM

My fridge is going and the temperature is fluctuating. How do I know if the eggs are edible?


edwardo
6/5/2018 6:21:51 PM

My fridge is going, the temperature inside seems to change. How do I know if the eggs are good?







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