Can you "rebloom" an egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FisherMOM, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    I was trying to decide how to go about selling my duck eggs when I stumble across this farm that sells them online. They say that they REBLOOM the duck eggs???

    Here is the link, you can read it for yourself.
    I can find NOTHING online about this.
    Has anyone ever heard of this technique?
    I mean.. I get weird visions trying to figure out how this is even possible? [​IMG]

    http://www.localharvest.org/store/item.jsp?id=10276
     
  2. sussexgal

    sussexgal Songster

    I have heard of replacing the bloom with food grade mineral oil.... eggcartons.com has it
     
  3. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    I know a lady who "reblooms" her eggs with beeswax. Claims that they will last for over a year if she does that.
     
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    LOL, I got weird visions also !!!!!
     
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess 10 Years

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    [​IMG] You got me! I have no idea what they are talking about.
     
  6. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Songster

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    The bloom is the film that covers the egg when it is laid. It dries quickly and provides a barrier to bacteria and keeps in moisture. If it is washed off, the egg becomes significantly more susceptible to spoilage.
     
  7. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    thanks. I knew what the bloom was, I just couldn't, for the LIFE OF ME, figure HOW you could rebloom an egg. I mean, geesh, I can't imagine trying holding my duck still for that long! LOL [​IMG]
     
  8. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Songster

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    Quote:LOL!!!!
     
  9. The food grade mineral oil that Eggcartons.com sells is exactly for that purpose. It is used after washing the eggs.
     

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