Storage

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mrcush, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. mrcush

    mrcush Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I am a new backyard chicken owner and am wondering how other people store they're eggs. I've read a few articles that say you shouldn't wash your eggs. Does anyone have any good tips? Thanks
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]. How long do you plan on storing them for? I almost always wash my eggs.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Unless the eggs are dirty you shouldn't wash them. The eggs are covered by a "bloom" that keeps bacteria out. If the eggs are dirty, wipe them with a damp cloth, no soap, and do not soak them. Place them in the fridge after you washed them.
     
  4. mrcush

    mrcush Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Well it's just two of us with four chickens. The chickens just started laying about a month ago and we have gotten more than we expected so far. I have three americana's and a rhode island red. According to what I've read about these breeds I should get about a dozen a week but I'm getting more than that now. So far I have been washing them but I read that washing them takes the natural coating off the egg. So I guess I'm just wondering what other BYC owners do. I don't plan on storing them for long and I keep a good rotation on them.
     
  5. Txwingnut

    Txwingnut Out Of The Brooder

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    a good way to make nice with a neighbor is to share extras now and then!
     
  6. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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