What needs to be done to eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lang4800, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. lang4800

    lang4800 New Egg

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    What do you need to do to the eggs after you collect them before you can eat them? Thanks
     
  2. shannondee12

    shannondee12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing. unless there is poo or dirt on them and then wash them but don't wash them unless you are ready to eat them. Washing takes off the bloom and can allow bacteria into the shell.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Well....you should probably cook them before eating them :D

    If you do need to wash them, should probably refrigerate after washing and letting them dry.
    I just leave them on the counter if they don't need washing.
     
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    You can leave them on the counter, but they will "age" faster than if they are refrigerated, no matter if the bloom is on them or not.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I eat or sell them about as fast as they can lay them.
     

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