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- How to quickly collect and store eggs on the farm?
Quickly collect eggs in the farm:
On the farm, if you want to harvest clean eggs, please try to collect eggs early and often. If you can manage it, collecting eggs twice a day can help keep them clean(Egg cleaning machine). It also helps prevent chickens from eating eggs. Allowing eggs to stay overnight in the nest box will usually result in preserved eggs or broken eggs.
Some hens seem to prefer to perch on the edge of the nest box, even in them! Sometimes the leftover eggs are placed in the box, which is very easy to be stepped on by the hens, causing the shell to break. In any case, missing a day’s egg collection usually makes more work. More work will be generated and fewer eggs will be collected, so the regular collection is very important.
Another trick is to keep the nest box plump. Make sure the hen’s nest box has a lot of shavings or straw lining. If there are feces in the nest box, clean it up when you collect eggs, and replace straws or shavings. Similarly, if the hen breaks an egg, clean up the mess thoroughly, removing all damp and dirty straw.
Tips for storing eggs:
Once your eggs are clean and dry, pack them in an egg crate and mark the date when the eggs were collected. Generally speaking, it is best to store eggs in the refrigerator. Wet white eggs must be refrigerated, while dry white eggs (well preserved) can be refrigerated or stored at room temperature, but all eggs usually last longer when refrigerated.
Eggs stored in the refrigerator are valid for one month after the collection date. Dry-cleaned eggs can be kept at room temperature for several weeks and should be washed immediately before being cooked.
To test the freshness of stored eggs, use the floating test: put the eggs in a bowl full of water. If an egg floats, there is an air pocket in its shell that is too large; the content has evaporated too much, and the egg is likely to be damaged. At this time, the eggs are basically inedible, so they can be used for composting. You can also use strong light to see how much air space there is in the egg; to check the freshness of the egg.