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  1. Great idea, I will try to learn from you to find some ideas. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Wow nice tips and i will use these tips in future. Making tempera paint with egg yolks and for conditioner is the best idea.

  3. Benefits of egg-there is no end, I got the point from this article. Egg is not only good for eating but also good for different uses. Some people avoid to eat egg for the fear of being fat. But actually egg is helpful to reduce fat. Doctors advise eating egg for minimize some diseases, some doctors describe the egg as multi-vitamin suppliment.

  4. thats new to me.. thanks for sharing this cool tips about egg.

  5. Rebecca

    I have a question, I have a few backyard chickens who within the last year pumped up there egg laying but my one lady lays pink eggs I was extremely exited seeing this but I found one that was pretty soiled so I washed it and the pretty pink washed right off and left a normal brown beautiful speckled egg. My question is do I need to worry about the pink film that washes off? My girls are all pretty healthy but you can never be to sure with chickens they are tough birds. I do have a rooster with them he was hatched without nails so he’s like a toothless dog and can’t hurt my girls. Any information would be awesome. My lady is a golden chicken I’m un sure of her breed she was an accident bird when we ordered them but she’s lovely and beautiful.

    • Sarah

      Those eggs are safe. I used to wash our eggs with water and a scrub sponge and found the brown spots associated with wholesome backyard ehgs often wash right off. What we fear from the cloacal chicken are bacteria like caphylobacter and salmonella passed to the outside of the egg as it passes through the bird. Your homegrown chicken likely doesn’t have these bacteria. Some surveys have indicated that up to 100% of factory farm chickens have these pathogens, in part because they are given non-chlorinated drinking water where fecal-oral diseases spread easily. So the long and short of it is that we should all assume pathogenic bacteria are present on raw chicken eggs. This is why health officials say to cook chx and eggs well to stop pathogen transition.

  6. My girlfriend is using eggs for hair mask. I prefer them for breakfast. haha

  7. Sarah

    Hi, lovely article. One correction, the freshness water float test should be done with cold,fresh water, no salt! The link you provide as source for this excersize does not mention salt, and I tested both salted and unsalted methods, there is a significant difference. Salt makes even good eggs float.

  8. joi Norton

    We have chickens. My husband doesn’t wash them but he soaks them in water for a day to get the crap off them. I was wondering if the egg absorbs this water or if we shouldn’t do that.

    • Denise S

      My understanding is that you should NOT soak eggs to clean them. My chickens are pastured and will sometimes find clever places to hide their eggs. I use the water test to determine if they are fresh, otherwise, I don’t wash my eggs until ready to use, and then only in warm water. If you prefer to wash eggs before refrigerating, the water should be about 20 degrees warmer than the egg. Best method is to just rub them with a warm wet paper towel to get the messy stuff off. Cold water will draw bacterial into the egg.

      From the Backyard Chickens website, “wash the eggs under warm, running water. Cold water will cause the contents of the egg to shrink, creating a vacuum that will pull bacteria and other nasties into the egg through the porous egg shell. Warm water, on the other hand, will cause the contents to expand against the shell, preventing bacteria from entering. Do not soak eggs in the water and after washing store them in a cool place, preferably the fridge and use them before any unwashed, clean eggs. It is not necessary to use soap, bleach, vinegar or any cleaning materials when washing eggs. Warm water is enough.” http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/cleaning-and-storing-fresh-eggs

  9. I never knew this things about the eggs. Super interesting article :) thank you for the tips :)

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