Mold on eggshell??

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by speeps76, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. speeps76

    speeps76 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just opened a carton of eggs and many of them have what looks like a white fuzzy mold on them. They are probably a month old. They are from our girls, and I don't wash the eggs before storing. Of course, any that have poo on them are washed and used - I don't store them. I usually store eggs on the countertop, but when they were laying like crazy, there were too many, and I thought they would last longer in the fridge. (They were stored in a new plastic egg container.)

    1. Should I just assume the fuzzy eggs are bad and throw them out?
    2. How do I prevent it from happening again?
     
  2. Free Spirit

    Free Spirit The Chiarian

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    The plastic likely allowed condensation to settle in giving moisture to the bacteria to grow. Even in refrigeration bacteria can still grow just a lot more slowly. Switch to paper cartons. You can reuse old ones begged for and borrowed from family/friends or purchase some extras (I get mine from TSC). Also you can just place them in a bowl in the fridge. I use empty ice cream containers. They are plastic but I don't put the lids on them so air can circulate and keep the eggs dry.

    1. Should I just assume the fuzzy eggs are bad and throw them out?
    Wash them off and crack in a separate bowl to check and see if they are ok. If not toss them.

    2. How do I prevent it from happening again?
    Explained above

    Hope this helped [​IMG]
     
  3. speeps76

    speeps76 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, that helped. [​IMG] Thank you! I do have paper cartons. I'll switch to them.
     

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