Day 110 | April 20, 2014


“A high percentage of eggs must be obtained during the fall months if the highest labor income per hen is obtained.” Image from Clemson University Special Collections. Clemson Extension Circular #318: “A Guide to Poultry Farming in South Carolina: Twenty Years of Poultry Records” September 1948.

Safety Tips for Easter Eggs

  • Wash hands with warm water and soap before and after handling the eggs
  • Use a food-safe coloring if eggs will be eaten.
  • Handle eggs carefully to prevent cracking. If the shells crack, bacteria could contaminate the inside. Do not use cracked eggs for hiding.
  • After hard-cooking eggs, dye them and return them to the refrigerator immediately until ready to eat or to hide.
  • Hide eggs in places protected from dirt, pets and other sources of bacteria. Consider using plastic eggs for hiding.
  • The total time for hiding and hunting eggs should not exceed two hours. Discard any Easter eggs that have been cracked. The uncracked “found” eggs should then be refrigerated until eaten.
  • Eat hard-cooked eggs within one week.

For more tips on handling eggs and information on making Ukrainian Easter eggs, see HGIC 3507, Safe Handling of Eggs > 

Source: "Safety tips for Easter Eggs" from Clemson's Home & Garden Information Center >


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