DO I NEED TO CANDLE THE EGGS IF I PLAN ON EATING THEM

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Fivechicks5, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. Fivechicks5

    Fivechicks5 New Egg

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    I haven't seen the answer to that here. I am clueless. I think my chickens will "hopefully" start laying eggs.
    So 1. do I need to candle them and 2. should I wash the eggs?
    Thanks
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You do not need to candle eggs if hey are to be eaten. Candling is done to check for fertility and embryo development. Eggs are best left unwashed until you use them. There is a protective coating on eggs that keeps bacteria out, Washing eggs removes this coating.
     
  3. Fivechicks5

    Fivechicks5 New Egg

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    Thanks for your response. I appreciate it.
     
  4. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would wash eggs if they have poop on them. But otherwise, not.
     

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