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How to Store Quail Eggs

Updated April 13, 2017

Eggs can be used in many different kinds of cooking and baking. When storing eggs, you must meet certain specifications to make sure that the eggs remain undamaged and safe from the infestation of bacteria. In addition, because of the variety of eggs that exist, you should be aware of any special considerations that you might need for taking care of the particular type of eggs you are storing. Quail eggs, for instance, are much softer than hen eggs, so you have to be especially careful when handling and storing them.

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  1. Carefully place the eggs in an egg carton. Try to get some small-egg cartons if your local grocery store carries them, as quail eggs are much smaller in size than normal eggs and will thus be prone to shifting when stored in a larger carton. If you cannot acquire a small-egg carton, be very careful with a larger carton when moving it.

  2. Place the carton inside a storage area with a controlled temperature of no more than 4.44 degrees Celsius. To keep the eggs safe from bacteria, they need to be cooled constantly. Any average refrigerator will do this job well.

  3. Keep anything that might fall on the carton away from the carton. Do not place anything on top of the carton either; doing so might damage the eggs. Because of how soft quail eggs are, you must be extra careful to make sure they are not dented or cracked when in storage.

  4. Keep the eggs on the top shelf. This will ensure that they get plenty of ventilation as well as an abundance of cool air around them. If you cannot store them on a top shelf, keep them as high off the floor as you can.

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Cameron Burry

Cameron Burry has been writing professionally since 2006. He received his Associate of Arts degree from Lakeland College for English and writing, and holds two degrees from Murray State University: one in creative writing and one in English literature.

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