Barbra-Sue holding a jar of preserved eggs

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  1. Betty-Lou says:

    I would caution you about inhaling the pickling lime dust. Speaking from experience, it’s very hard on the lungs especially if you have asthma. I now wear a mask when handling it.

    1. Barbra-Sue says:

      There was a cloud of it…

  2. I did not know you were doing this experiment. I also started mine in Aug. I put 8 dozen extra eggs in a 5 gallon bucket with the lime solution, over a couple of weeks. I put some eggs in then added the solution. It was easier to keep the eggs point down that way. Unfortunately the hens have slacked off on laying already so we have been using some of the eggs. They are fine so far. The yolks seem to break easily .

    1. Barbra-Sue says:

      I haven’t used mine yet… glad to hear it’s working well. I also think putting the eggs in first would be easier.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this! I am looking forward to trying it next summer when we have excess eggs again!

  4. This is on my “to learn” list. Thanks for taking us along on your experiment, It helps to read through other peoples experience before trying it on my own.

  5. laurathebadwife says:

    I’ve never heard of this before! Thank you for sharing!!

  6. mountainmamahomesteading says:

    This is so fascinating, I am excited to see how it turns out for you. We don’t have chickens yet, but when we do I had been looking into freeze drying, but this seems so much simpler then buying freeze dryer equipment. Really looking forward to your results!

    1. Barbra-Sue says:

      I like freeze dried eggs for baking and scrambling. This method allows the eggs to be used just like fresh eggs.

  7. Joanne White says:

    Today was my first ‘experiment’ with lime preserving eggs. I noticed one egg had a small area with poop AFTER I added the lime water. What do I do with this batch of eggs? 2 – how SOON after lime preserving eggs can I try them? 🤔

    1. Barbra-Sue Kowalski says:

      Good morning, Well since the goal is long term storage, I would not use the eggs in this batch that were contaminated with feces in the water. I wouldn’t want to recommend using as I am not sure if the E.coli can penetrate the shells.
      To your second question, you can use the eggs as soon as you’d like. The sources I have read indicate that you can keep for up to 2 years, however based on my experience, I think a year is about the limit of storage. I will be updating the video soon.

  8. Anonymous says:

    thank you for your info . very helpful. best wished for your life together