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Dumb question - Washing the bloom...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ShockValue, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. ShockValue

    ShockValue Songster

    Jan 10, 2010
    West Sound, Washington
    As my girls are almost at POL, I've been reading up on washing/refridgeration/etc. We've decided to not wash our eggs but keep them cold (mostly because we're very short on counter space, but are OK on fridge space.)

    In all the articles I've read, they end up saying "wash the bloom just before you use the egg."

    Is that part necessary? Can't I just keep the bloom, crack the egg, and away we go? Or is there some contamination risk this way?
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2014
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Crowing

    Jun 9, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    I just collect them, refrigerate them, and when we need them I use them[​IMG].
  3. Yuki Noodle

    Yuki Noodle In the Brooder

    Jun 1, 2014
    Portland, OR
    That's what we did when we got our first lay last week. I rinsed once and forgot the next time. We came out okay!

    And if you think that is a stupid question, just wait to see what I have in store!
  4. deathfromabove

    deathfromabove In the Brooder

    Jul 8, 2014
    There is no need to wash the eggs as long as they aren't dirty, if they are just wash them off and put in fridge.

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