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Huh, finally able to post pics thru safari, kind of weird tho, that have to go back & forth that the app doesn't work that used to, thanks guys
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Rhode Island Reds, Plymouth Barred Rock
Black Copper Marans & Blue Marans
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Easter Eggers & Black Sex Links

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Thanks for the link. Soaking is bad but i havnt had any problems yet. I use antibacterial dish soap so microbes are unlikely but im going to address the soaking thing. Sounds like quick wash and rinse is the ticket.
Just be aware, when you wash an egg, you are washing off the natural protective bloom. Without that bloom, eggs are more prone to bacteria entering. They must be kept refridgerated, once washed. The U.S. is one of the only countries where you will find eggs in the refridgerated section,because they were washed. In Europe, it's actually against the law for commercial eggs to be washed and refridgerated.
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The U.S. is one of the only countries where you will find eggs in the refridgerated section,because they were washed.

The US, Canada and Japan wash and refrigerate eggs, while Australia is in between, they wash them but generally they do not refrigerate them until the consumer does so at home after purchase...
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The US, Canada and Japan wash and refrigerate eggs, while Australia is in between, they wash them but generally they do not refrigerate them until the consumer does so at home after purchase...

 

... which I believe is because here in Australia we do not have the same strains of Salmonella bacteria than in those countries mentioned and yep, our eggs are purchased off the shelf, not from the fridge.

 

Do not quote me, but I believe it is because the strains we have are not able to penetrate the shell, even if washed, unless there is a crack and even if it does penetrate the shell and membrane, the egg white is reported to stop the bacteria from getting to the yolk.

 

I think some countries have Salmonella bacteria that can actually contaminate the egg as it is formed in the chicken but we do not have that here in Aus.

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Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Thanks for the link. Soaking is bad but i havnt had any problems yet. I use antibacterial dish soap so microbes are unlikely but im going to address the soaking thing. Sounds like quick wash and rinse is the ticket.

I worked on a farm/ranch that had over 250 hens. One of my jobs was to wash eggs. We washed them by dipping them into a solution with antibacterial dish soap, rinsing, then dipping them into a solution with food grade hydrogen peroxide. We would then dry them, place in cartons and refrigerate. Those eggs that were a little soiled we would allow to soak for 2 to 3 minutes and lightly scrub those spots with a scotch pad. You have to understand that these eggs were sold wholesale to retail establishments, so we were licensed by the state, had to follow their rules and were subject to inspections to make sure we complied.

Now that I'm retired and raising a few chickens of my own I don't ever wash my eggs. I prefer to keep that natural bloom protecting the egg in place. Yes I sell some directly to a few friends, thankfully selling them in this way doesn't require me to be licensed and subject to such laws. 

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Just be aware, when you wash an egg, you are washing off the natural protective bloom. Without that bloom, eggs are more prone to bacteria entering. They must be kept refridgerated, once washed. The U.S. is one of the only countries where you will find eggs in the refridgerated section,because they were washed. In Europe, it's actually against the law for commercial eggs to be washed and refridgerated.

My new refrigerator keeps thing much colder than my old one, without freezing. It is more uniform, no cold or warm spots so food lasts much longer. I put eggs in imediately after washing but i have been soaking them so i will change my method. Thanks again for the link :-)
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No pets, no roosters, just grandchildren, 3 vehicles, one collapsed garage, one pole barn, one chicken coop, lots of moles i share with neighbors and a house that will never be finished......
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best way is to optimize clean eggs by having clean nests or roll out nests....  then store them in a cool place and wash them just before using them.... 

 

At least thats what I want to do

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Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

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Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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I put any soiled eggs[thankfully rare] aside and use first, washing immediately before use.I store eggs in a bowl on the kitchen bench. They get eaten far too quickly to refrigerate.Room temperature eggs are much better for baking.

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Small flock in suburbia 1white orpington,1 black orpington, 1splash orpington,  1araucana x RIR, 1araucana x leghorn,1red brown Leghorn x ?, 1 black white Campine x ?, 2 Lavender Araucanas
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I put any soiled eggs[thankfully rare] aside and use first, washing immediately before use.I store eggs in a bowl on the kitchen bench. They get eaten far too quickly to refrigerate.Room temperature eggs are much better for baking.


and omelette making.....  LOL.

 

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Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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My new refrigerator keeps thing much colder than my old one, without freezing. It is more uniform, no cold or warm spots so food lasts much longer. I put eggs in imediately after washing but i have been soaking them so i will change my method. Thanks again for the link :-)

gpeters3 I have to ask why are you even bothering to wash your eggs? Eggs left without washing, with their natural bloom for protection, can be kept for at least 2 to 3 weeks if not longer without refrigeration. I will admit that I refrigerate mine however I don't wash them.

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