Water Glassing Eggs

There are a number of ways you can preserve eggs from then such as water glassing eggs.

We are going into our third year of raising chickens. Our main reason for having them is for their eggs.

Last autumn I took a slight preventive step and water glassed some eggs. I ended up with about four dozen eggs.

Any type of fresh, unwashed, clean eggs will work for water glassing. Chicken, quail, duck. Unwashed with the bloom still in place.

– Airtight Container (Glass Jar or Food Grade Bucket) – Kitchen Scale (for measuring the pickling lime) – Pickling Lime – Water (Natural or Distilled: must be chlorine-free and fluoride-free) – Eggs (Fresh, Clean, Unwashed)


Mix Water and Pickling Lime (1-quart water to 1-ounce lime ratio).

You will want to make sure you have enough solution to cover your eggs by 2 inches. Mix the water and lime until completely dissolved.

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