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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:34 pm 
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After being asked how to store eggs i thought i would start a thread.

Eggs can be stored upto a month if you are good at a routine.
I generally hold eggs for max of 7 days.

Best way to store them is in an egg carton pointed end down.
Have the carton at a 45degree angle and mark each end day - night.
Each 12 hours change ends of the carton which is the higher end.
This helps keep the yoke suspended and stops it settling.

If u want to be brave u can do an experiment of see how long u can hold eggs in this manor and see if they hatch.

Remember though the eggs hatch rate slowly goes down the longer you keep them.

Also make sure temp of room where stored is low.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:18 pm 
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I've spotted somewhere in my reading travels that for Japanese quail eggs, to help retain their viability, they can be stored in a plastic bag. Something to do with maintaining humidity levels.

I wonder has anyone tried something similar with chook, duck, or other poultry eggs?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:29 am 
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that's interesting re the Jap quail eggs ... sort of heading in that direction myself having discovered I have 2 males, lol ... thanks for the tip, must research ...

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