Video I used to learn about preserving eggs.
This is a discussion on Old School Poultry Keeping within the Livestock forums, part of the Survival Food Procurement category; Originally Posted by JustAnotherNut Usually when I get too many eggs I've dried & powdered mine and have used them for baking & scrambled eggs ...
There is no taste difference between fresh from the nest eggs and those stored in the lime/water solution for 6 months. For safety any eggs that we've stored for more than 3=4 months we drop them on a bowl of water to make sure they don't float (eggs float hen they've gone bad) but after 4 years we've never had an egg go bad.
Well, yeehaw!! My broody has hatched out 2 of the 4 eggs I put under her. It's still early, so the other 2 eggs may hatch out as well.....or not. And 3 of those eggs were from the fridge......I had been getting one egg per day until she went broody at which point I only had 1 fresh egg, but pulled out the last 3 laid over the previous 3 days just to see if it would work.
Hopefully in the next couple of days, I can get some pics to share of the total tally....if I can figure out how to do that here. Any suggestions?????
Growing up my parents had a good sized chicken coop and used to sell eggs. It had lots of windows, one whole wall was windows, and would warm up in the morning sun.
The birds coop had little chicken doors that allowed them to go out into a large fenced yard, or free range if we opened the gate for that. They were happy chickens.
One evening we had left the little chicken doors open............ I got up with my Father early the next morning to feed and water the birds, check for eggs........
When we opened the door all hell broke loose! Birds flying everywhere ,and slamming into the windows trying to get out?
But they weren't chickens, they were about a dozen grouse/partridges that had flew over the outside fencing, and came into the coop to feast on chicken's food and stay warm.
We let them be, and eventually they followed the chickens back outside of the coop.
I hope I did this right...….but there is a chick on the right side of the pic and the other is somewhere in her speckled feathers with it's beak sticking out.