Egg "bloom" question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LilRalphieRoosmama, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    We normally don't wash our eggs, but the basket was left outside in the rain yesterday. This is probably a stupid question, but do you have to scrub to get the bloom off or would the rain have washed it off? Not sure whether the eggs should be refrigerated or not.

    Thanks!
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    They are fine, just eat hem first. The bloom might have came off, but as long as they havent goten dirty since, they are fine.
     
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    ok - thanks!
     
  4. Aneesa's Muse

    Aneesa's Muse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is "bloom" ?

    I don't recall anyone in our household ..on the farm, I mean... ever washing any of the chicken eggs before just crackin' 'em and using them for whatever.

    Please 'splain a nOoB.. [​IMG]
     
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  5. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    You got rain. I'm jealous.
     
  6. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
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    Bloom is a protective coat on the eggs. Without it eggs can suuck up bacteria
     
  7. funkychicken

    funkychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont have eggs yet but am curious...should you wash eggs before putting in fridge...never heard of bloom until now...
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    No need to wash them unless they are dirty, if you do wash them, refrigerate and eat them first.
     
  9. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do commercial eggs avoid being infected by bacteria? I have always wondered this.
     
  10. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    They coat them with mineral oil after washing.
     

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