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Speaking of eggs
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steve19438    Posted 01-20-2004 at 06:12:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i was told that the proper way for eggs to be put in a carton is with the narrow end down. any truth to that?

cowgirlj    Posted 01-20-2004 at 09:04:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Geez, I'll be darned! Learn something new everyday!
Good question Steve. Glad you asked.

Ron/PA    Posted 01-20-2004 at 07:02:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, that's the way to store them, the large end of the egg is the less porus, so it sends the air cell to the top and reduces weigh loss through dehydration. It's also the way an egg will naturlly fall, so automated packers receive the eggs from the accumulator and drop them this way into the clamshell that packs them.
Finally it is the way that an egg can take the most physical stress, so they experience less damage from shipping.

Dieselrider    Posted 01-20-2004 at 15:41:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well I went and learned something today too. I guess no-one here can accuse you of being just another pretty face now can they, Ron? He, he Grinn!

CAH    Posted 01-20-2004 at 06:21:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
We store them that way when we are saving them for hatching. Have peepers popping out today, two so far, 25 to go. Hoping to get some green egg layers out of this hatch.

Ana    Posted 01-20-2004 at 06:19:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's what I've always been told. The reasons: it balances out the interior of the egg so it "rests" better, and it looks larger in the carton.

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