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mrcush

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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
 

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. How long do you plan on storing them for? I almost always wash my eggs.
 

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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.
 

mrcush

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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.
 

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