washing eggs

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by caliclucker, May 2, 2011.

  1. caliclucker

    caliclucker Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told that eggs shouldn't be washed until right before using. They said it keeps the egg fresher longer to store them as is straight from the coop. Anyone else heard this?
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    The Bloom is a protective protein layer on the outside of egg that closes the shell pores.

    I wouldn't say we don't clean the eggs for freshness as they are eaten in less than week of being layed. The reason for unwashed eggs in this household is pure lazyness and we keep the nesting box clean. Sure once in a while there's eggs that NEED to be washed but in general, no, we don't wash.
     

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