Can you "rebloom" an egg?

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

  1. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    [​IMG] You got me! I have no idea what they are talking about.
     
  6. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL!!!!
     
  9. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    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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