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DO I NEED TO CANDLE THE EGGS IF I PLAN ON EATING THEM

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I haven't seen the answer to that here.  I am clueless.  I think my chickens will "hopefully" start laying eggs.

So 1. do I need to candle them and 2. should I wash the eggs?

Thanks

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Originally Posted by Fivechicks5 View Post

I haven't seen the answer to that here.  I am clueless.  I think my chickens will "hopefully" start laying eggs.
So 1. do I need to candle them and 2. should I wash the eggs?
Thanks

You do not need to candle eggs if hey are to be eaten. Candling is done to check for fertility and embryo development. Eggs are best left unwashed until you use them. There is a protective coating on eggs that keeps bacteria out, Washing eggs removes this coating.
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Thanks for your response.  I appreciate it.

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I would wash eggs if they have poop on them. But otherwise, not.

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