Eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by New To Peeps, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. New To Peeps

    New To Peeps New Egg

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    I am new to this forum and to chickens and I was wondering what you all thought of this. Someone told me that you shouldn't wash your chicken eggs after colleting them. They said that washing them would wash away some natural protection (or something?) and allow bacteria etc. to penitrate the egg. Do any of you have any information about that? Is that true of false?
     
  2. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    Try doing a search...there are many topics on this....some say yes some no
     
  3. Cacciatore

    Cacciatore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Northern California. [​IMG] What you are referring to is called bloom. I try not to wash it off and if I do have to, I try to use the eggs right away, but I've heard arguments on both sides.
     
  4. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I rub mine off with a dish towel.
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. I wash mine and have had no issues.
     
  6. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I try not to wash mine but if they are dirty I do wash them.
     
  7. New To Peeps

    New To Peeps New Egg

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    Thanks for the information everyone! You helped me a great deal.
     
  8. nathanbrown

    nathanbrown ^Nasty Spammer

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    Great topic! Thanks for sharing it!
     
  9. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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  10. garnetmoth

    garnetmoth New Egg

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    Welcome. We had chickens before, and also were under the impression that they stay fresher if you dont wash them. Brushing them off with a towel or a soft veg brush should be fine.
     

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