You had me worried - I’ve been laid up in bed for the last few days with what appears to be Aussie flu (although I have not been aware of an annoying upward inflexion at the end over every sneeze or cough! ) and have been using the time to get my head round all the regs and best practice guidance on livestock. Our modest flock is well below the limit for commercial laying operations but we do sell to elderly neighbours and I’m keen not to finish any of them off.No. Not the regs themselves Sorry, it was just a paragraph from the wiki article regarding pasteurized eggs. Here's the link to the wiki article enwikipedia.org/wiki/Pateurized_eggs and here's the relevant paragraph:
In Europe all hens are required to be vaccinated against salmonellosis and eggs are not washed or refrigerated since condensation could lead to salmonellosis contamination. In the US it is important to keep eggs refrigerated since not all hens are vaccinated.
Link to the whites in Sainsbury's. They're with the pastry and raw croissant dough products. I've seen whole eggs too.Where ? I've looked since someone mentioned it last time, and I haven't seen them. I thought it would be a great idea to pack for Himself when he goes camping.
Local supermarkets are Sainsbury's, Asda, Tesco, Morrison's, Lidl and the Co. and none of them had them.
In the end I just cracked half a dozen into a sealable beaker and put them into the cooler box.
The tetrapaks I've seen are refrigerated. I'll have a look for whole eggs when I'm in there again. For camping and out and about I have a couple of plastic two egg carriers, for home I just use a jug or bowl, so I've never bought pre-mix. Camping, I'll chuck them in the pan and scramble them with a stick, bit of brown sauce and some bacon, good as anything.I found the whites before Christmas there, I presumed for meringues, but not the beaten whole egg stuff in a tetrapak or plastic bottle, and I had checked all the local supermarkets.
I wondered it you'd spotted them recently somewhere that I could just pick up a pack for Himself next time he's away camping.
Does the packed stuff need to be kept refrigerated ? eggs in shells don't so that's an advantage so long as one can keep the shell unbroken.
I have three Khaki Campbell ducks. Excellent layers and they don`t need a lot of water, though mine do have a half a plastic barrel cut longways to splash about in.Thanks for the replies. I'm aware you can freeze 'em although I'm not sure we'll eat pickled eggs. Ducks are on the list as I quite like duck eggs and they are good for baking. We'll probably need a pond for them though, so a bit more of a project.
I was thinking of 6 hybrids, so that may well be 3 dozen eggs a week between two. Selling/giving away is always possible but I'd like to use as many as we sensibly can as that would mean buying in less meat/dairy etc.
On that note, recipes and other ideas very welcome.