Tips for Storing Fertilized Eggs for Consumption

If you’re lucky enough to have chickens that lay fertilized eggs, you might be wondering what to do with them. One option is to eat them! But before doing so, it’s important to know how to store these special eggs properly. In this blog post, we’ll go over the steps needed to keep your fertilized eggs fresh and safe for consumption.

Step 1: Collecting Fertilized Eggs

The first step in storing fertilized eggs for eating is collecting them from your chickens. It’s important that you mark each egg as soon as possible after it has been laid. This will help you keep track of which ones are fertilized and which ones aren’t.

You can use a pencil or marker pen (not a permanent marker) and gently write an X on one side of the egg, or use a different color than usual.

Collecting your hen’s freshly-laid fertile eggs early in the day will ensure they won’t get too cold during transport.

Step 2: Cleaning Fertilized Eggs

Before you begin storing your fertile eggs, make sure they are clean. Any dirt or debris on the shell can lead to bacterial growth and contamination. To clean the eggshell properly:

1) Use lukewarm water – not hot because warm water forces bacteria into pores
2) Gently rub any soil deposits off with soft brush
3) Rinse under running water.

Make sure not soak them as it makes easier for bacteria present outside of the shell penetrates inside through porous shells

After washing ,dry each egg individually using paper towels until all moisture is gone – dampness promotes spoilage


Don’t wash until just before eating- Washing removes natural coating called bloom which protects against spoilage

Never use soap while washing- Soap may break down bloom leading contaminants to enter inside the shell

Step 3: Storing Fertilized Eggs

Now that your eggs are clean and marked, it’s time to store them. The best way to do this is by placing them in an egg carton with the X (or other marking) facing up. This helps you keep track of which ones have been laid most recently.

Keep the container in a cool place, ideally at a temperature of around 10°C -12°C- lower temperatures can cause fertility loss and high temp may lead spoilage

If you don’t have access to a refrigerator or cooler- Keep the container away from any heat sources such as sunlight or other hot areas.

Never store fertile eggs for more than two weeks – after this time frame, bacteria growth becomes unsafe


Avoid stacking egg cartons too high – it puts pressure on bottom rows and could break delicate shells

Don’t store next to strong-smelling foods like onion/pickle/garlic because eggs take on odors easily

Step 4: Eating Fertilized Eggs

When ready to eat fertilized eggs , it’s important that they are properly cooked before consumption. Chicken embryos begin developing almost immediately after fertilization occurs; therefore eating an undercooked egg can be harmful especially if consumed raw.

To ensure safety cook until both yolk and white turned solid- boiled /scrambled/ fried Until No Runny bits remaining

Congratulation! Now you know how perfectly preserve your fertile chicken’s fresh eggs . Enjoy these delicious protein-rich treats safely while knowing that their storage process complies with food health standards.

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