I was happy to find my first egg in my coop this morning. I had posted last week that I hadn't gotten anything and from advice here, I just had to be patient. At least one of the girls came through this morning.
So now that I have my first egg, I have a question about the bloom and washing the egg. I have read a lot of threads here about washing or not washing and removing the bloom. Seems there are good reasons for doing both. My question is, I guess I assumed there would be a moist membrane that would be washed off which everyone is calling the "bloom". But, of course my egg was dry when I brought it in this morning so there goes that theory. I didn't wash it this morning. If I wash it a day or two after it is laid, will I still wash the bloom off? I guess I am still not clear what it is and if it can still be washed off days later.
Edited by rbruno - 11/23/15 at 7:45am