HOW TO PRESERVE EGGS LONG TERM - HOW TO PRESERVE FRESH EGGS - Water Glassing Eggs
To water glass eggs to preserve them for the non laying season you’ll need
- a clean bucket with a lid
- Hydrated lime or it can be called builders lime, which is made by burning lime stone or Oyster shells in lime kilns. now it’s not the same as gardening lime, that’s ground up limestone, it’s different.
- Use room temperature, filtered water
RATIO 1oz by weight, hydrated lime per quart filtered Water
Start with a dry clean laying area for your birds so you get lovely clean eggs, don’t put any dirty eggs or cracked eggs in here or the whole lot will go bad.
Only do this with your home laid, fresh, clean, unwashed eggs as you need the bloom/ cuticle that’s the protective coating that eggs naturally have, still on it and bought eggs could be washed.
If you are buying real free range eggs from a friend or farmer ask if they wash their eggs, because even if they don’t wash all the eggs, they may wash the occasional dirty egg and you can’t have that in there and it could spoil the whole batch.
It’s better to do smaller batches of eggs than one huge bucket full, because one cracked egg will ruin the whole bucket and that’s a lot of eggs.
Make sure eggs are covered in the liquid add Oil on top to stop evaporation and a lid to stop bugs.
Keep bucket out of direct sunlight and somewhere safe, out of the way.
They can last up to 2 years but I use them up before 12 months.
Wash egg properly before using as lime solution will curdle the eggs if you get a bit of shell in the egg when cracking it and you probably won't want that.
Now you can have eggs all year around.
Have a great week