Egg problem

Discussion in 'Nutrition - Sponsored by Purina Poultry' started by Josh Small, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Josh Small

    Josh Small Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 16, 2016
    My chicken egg easily get spoil. Why? And how to stop it
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Not sure what you mean by spoiled. If you collect them fresh daily and refrigerate you should be good to go. In fact lots of folks don't fridge them at all....they just eat with them within a week or so.
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  3. DrPatrickBiggs

    DrPatrickBiggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2015
    Hi Josh,

    I am not sure why you are having issues with spoiling, but I can provide you with some suggestions for trying to reduce that problem. Pick up eggs as often as possible and get them into a refrigerator. If you see any foreign material, then brush that off the shell with your finger or a soft brush. Leaving manure on the shell can provide a source of bacteria to get into the egg. Keep those eggs below 40F and above 32F (no egg-cicles!). If you are concerned about material on the outside of the egg, then you could rinse the eggs and then put them into the refrigerator. This will remove the protective cuticle layer, but by putting it into the fridge, you can limit bacterial contamination.
  4. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Flock Master

    Jan 18, 2008
    How often do you collect them and how do you store them? Are they laid in the nest boxes or found and collected around the yard? If they lay where ever you have no way of knowing how old they are.

    Eggs can last for several weeks and in some cases several months if stored properly so they really shouldn't be spoiling....

    Are you sure they're spoiled? Or maybe you mean something else?
  5. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 26, 2016
    Connecticut, U.S.A.
    I check for eggs 3 times a day. But my 5 pullets lay before 9am most days. In above freezing temps I wash when I collect them. Below freezing I let them come up to room temperature before washing by leaving them in the collection bucket till evening. After washing I let them air dry a few hours in this basket.[​IMG]Then I refrigerate. I sell most of the eggs and they want them washed. I rotate the eggs to use or sell the oldest first. GC
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2016
  6. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Please answer some of the questions that others have asked. It's been a month and no answers.
    How long till they spoil and what do you mean by spoil. Do you mean they are rotten?
    What is your temperature there?

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