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Eggs in plastic containers...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by katehagerartist, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. katehagerartist

    katehagerartist New Egg

    Jul 19, 2016
    My son - first year chicken 4H decided to show eggs this year. We had a cool plastic container and some of our hens are Americanas so we thought cool...we'd take blue eggs in that container. His judge had a cow said plastic causes salmonella and his eggs were contaminated and could no longer be eaten. We'd never heard such a thing.... Any input??
  2. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2014
    North Canton, Ohio

    Love to hear from eggsperts, in my opinion plastic doesn't cause it, bacteria does, which could be already on the eggs, from chicken, from meat contamination and unsanitary handling. [​IMG]
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Doesn't sound logical to me. Hope someone with solid facts checks in.
  4. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2013
    Lower Alabama
    Cooked eggs or shell eggs? Sounds like the judge was being a know-it-all.
    When scratch & worn plastic is porus and can harbor bacteria. The organic crowd avoids plastic because it releases deadly chemicals used in the manufacturing process. google "BPA"

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