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Couple eggs ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by monsterkx500, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. monsterkx500

    monsterkx500 In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2011
    1. When should eggs be pick?[​IMG]

    2. What the proper way to clean eggs?[​IMG]

    3.What is the self life?[​IMG]

    4.Blood in the eggs is it ok?[​IMG]

    5.Do you write the date on the eggs? If you do what do you use to write on the eggs?

  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Depends on the temperature outside. If it's really hot or around freezing, you want to collect more often. Normal temps, collecting once or twice a day is fine.

    I keep my nesting boxes clean, so my eggs are clean. I don't wash my eggs. If you wash them, wash them in warm water and be sure to refrigerate them. When a hen lays an egg, she coats the egg in a protective bloom that keeps bacteria out. When you wash eggs, you take that protection away.

    Washed eggs will keep a week or 2. Unwashed will keep several months. (although mine aren't around that long)

    Blood spots in the egg sometimes happens. I have 1 hen that it happens more often with than any others.

    I only write the date on my hatching eggs, but pencil works fine.

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