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Mold on eggshell??

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I just opened a carton of eggs and many of them have what looks like a white fuzzy mold on them.  They are probably a month old. They are from our girls, and I don't wash the eggs before storing.  Of course, any that have poo on them are washed and used - I don't store them.  I usually store eggs on the countertop, but when they were laying like crazy, there were too many, and I thought they would last longer in the fridge.  (They were stored in a new plastic egg container.) 

 

1. Should I just assume the fuzzy eggs are bad and throw them out?

2. How do I prevent it from happening again?

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The plastic likely allowed condensation to settle in giving moisture to the bacteria to grow. Even in refrigeration bacteria can still grow just a lot more slowly. Switch to paper cartons. You can reuse old ones begged for and borrowed from family/friends or purchase some extras (I get mine from TSC). Also you can just place them in a bowl in the fridge. I use empty ice cream containers. They are plastic but I don't put the lids on them so air can circulate and keep the eggs dry.

 

1. Should I just assume the fuzzy eggs are bad and throw them out?

Wash them off and crack in a separate bowl to check and see if they are ok. If not toss them.

 

2. How do I prevent it from happening again?

Explained above

 

Hope this helped :)

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Maintaining a Healthy Flock

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Poop Chart 

Emergency Helpful References & Links

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Yes, that helped. 😊 Thank you! I do have paper cartons. I'll switch to them.
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