Was this the "bloom?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bkbuz1987, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. bkbuz1987

    bkbuz1987 Out Of The Brooder

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    I boiled all my Ameraucana and EE eggs some were green some were blue. I added vinegar to water because some said that helps fresh eggs peel. As I was removing them from their cold water submersion I noticed the green scraping off. So I scrubbed all the eggs and now all I have are hard boiled blue eggs, no more green.

    Can anyone explain this to me please? Was this the bloom?
     
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  2. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    Wow, that's pretty cool. I don't have any answers for you, but I can't wait to hear why this happened!
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I have heard that if you wash an EE's egg right after it was layed the color can come off. Maybe that's what happens when you boil them.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Bloom is a protective coating on eggs that keeps them fresh longer. Ever seen a just laid egg slightly damp? That colorless dampness is the bloom drying quickly.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    How did your eggs peel?
     
  6. bkbuz1987

    bkbuz1987 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I don't know yet, haven't eaten any.
     
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    bkbuz1987 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:But it was only the greenish color that came off, I have a bowl full of blue eggs. I'll post a pic in a bit of a newly laid greenish egg and the lovely color blue they turned after boiling them.
     
  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    The brown is laid on the egg after it develops, whereas blue is processed as the shell is made in the body, that is why it came off.

    If you check the insides of most green eggs, they are bluer on the inside.
     
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  9. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    pips&peeps :

    The brown is laid on the egg after it develops, whereas blue is processed as the shell is made in the body, that is why it came off.

    If you check the insides of most green eggs, they are bluer on the inside.

    Wow, thanks for the great info, pips. I was guessing it was something in the makeup of the brown coloration versus the blue, I was totally off track.​
     
  10. bkbuz1987

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    Here are the lovely boiled blue eggs with a freshly laid greenish one on top. I wish the camera showed the real difference.

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