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How to Water Glass Eggs for Long-Term Storage

Updated: Apr 12


Springtime is here, and our chickens are starting to lay more than we can eat! I bet yours are too.  In this article, I will explain how to water glass eggs for long-term storage. It is an uncomplicated process that can help you keep your eggs fresh for up to two years!

Materials Needed:

To get started, you will need a few things that you can easily find at Walmart, your local Home Improvement Center, or even on Amazon. Here is what you will need:

- Calcium hydroxide (also known as hydrated lime or pickling lime)

- A bucket with a tight-fitting lid

- A half-cup measuring cup

- A gallon of water

- A whisk

- Fresh farm eggs

Step 1: Prepare the Solution

Start by measuring a half cup of pickling lime and adding it to a gallon of water in your bucket. Mix it well with a whisk until it is fully dissolved.

Step 2: Add the Eggs

Make sure your farm eggs are fresh, clean, and free of any debris. Carefully place them in the solution, trying to keep them tip down if possible. The solution should cover the eggs completely.


Seal the bucket with the lid once all your eggs are in the solution. Store it in a cool, dry place for up to two years. Remember to date the container so you know when you stored the eggs.

Step 3: Check for Freshness

Periodically check your eggs by opening the container and looking for floating eggs. If an egg floats to the top, it's no longer fresh and should be removed.


These water-glassed eggs are best used for baking, making scrambled eggs, or pancakes. The yolks may not hold their form like regular eggs, so avoid using them for meals like over-easy eggs.


And that's it! Water-glassing eggs is a simple way to keep your eggs fresh for a long time. Give it a try, and enjoy your stored eggs for up to two years!

Please feel free to follow this link for a full video tutorial.


About Me:

Melissa Hoskins resides in Southeast Tennessee on her 10-acre off-grid mini farm, Patchworx Farm, where she and her husband, Michael, are wholeheartedly dedicated to reviving self-sustainability and guiding others back to traditional practices, free from modern materialism.

In 2021, the Hoskins made a transformative decision to relinquish their material possessions while living in Florida and embrace an off-grid lifestyle. They now reside in a cozy 177 sqft tiny dry cabin on their Tennessee property, where they raise sheep and chickens and nurture a 3,000 sq ft high-tunnel greenhouse to cultivate their food. In addition, they generously provide community members without space the opportunity to grow their gardens.


Melissa finds immense fulfillment in passing down valuable wisdom and stories to the younger generations, empowering them to navigate life's challenges with resilience and strength. Her hobbies include the art of canning, baking, and indulging in enriching literature. She also possesses a deep love for training and grooming dogs, as well as a love for all animals.


With Michael, Melissa continues to inspire and educate others on the path to self-sustainability and traditional living while embracing a lifestyle that honors the earth and fosters a sense of community.


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