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5 minutes ago, faraday said:

What difference does washing them make?

 

It destroys the membrane on the outside of the egg which normally prevents access by bacteria and the like.

 

That's why eggs in the US, which must be washed by law, have to be refrigerated or they go off very quickly. Meanwhile eggs in Europe, which must NOT be washed, will keep un-refrigerated for a long time (and will still make baby chooks).

 

Eggs in Thailand are not washed.

 

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11 minutes ago, Crossy said:

 

It destroys the membrane on the outside of the egg which normally prevents access by bacteria and the like.

 

That's why eggs in the US, which must be washed by law, have to be refrigerated or they go off very quickly. Meanwhile eggs in Europe, which must NOT be washed, will keep un-refrigerated for a long time (and will still make baby chooks).

 

Eggs in Thailand are not washed.

 

Wipe the egg with cooking oil when you buy them and they last a long time.

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4 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Wipe the egg with cooking oil when you buy them and they last a long time.

 

I'd not heard that one, once oiled do you keep them in the fridge or on the counter?

 

In reality eggs in our place get consumed very quickly, often within hours (even minutes) of the girls doing their duty.

 

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7 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Wipe the egg with cooking oil when you buy them and they last a long time.

I fridge my eggs cuz Im a Yank and thats what we do.

 

Would that benefit me?

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4 minutes ago, Nyezhov said:

I fridge my eggs cuz Im a Yank and thats what we do.

Would that benefit me?

Only if your eggs go bad, or you need to store eggs a long time.

If you buy and use in a week, probably not worthwhile.

 

I used to keep chickens in the UK, 4 birds produced a lot of eggs.

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2 minutes ago, Crossy said:

An interesting link on oil-preserving eggs (mineral oil in this case) 

https://www.superprepper.com/preserving-eggs-with-mineral-oil/  

I don't believe you should wash them or put them in water first.

Oily gloves or an oily tissue on an egg out of the chickens bum will work perfectly well.

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3 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Only if your eggs go bad, or you need to store eggs a long time.

If you buy and use in a week, probably not worthwhile.

 

I used to keep chickens in the UK, 4 birds produced a lot of eggs.

I usually run though a dozen in 3 weeks...thats why I chose to keep refriging.

 

I didnt know you were a chicken farmer dude, so why are the yolks in the US an insipid yellow, while the ones here (same as in Thailand) a deep bright orange?

 

Am I being over cautious by washing my hands after handling them like my Granny tauught me?

 

Why do these Asian eggs seem not to mix as well as western eggs. Is it a protein percentage thing or genetic albumin variation?

 

I saw a chicken a few days ago just ripping into a Tokay. Nasty birds!

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17 minutes ago, Nyezhov said:

I didnt know you were a chicken farmer dude, so why are the yolks in the US an insipid yellow, while the ones here (same as in Thailand) a deep bright orange?

They were just family pets, chickens are very friendly, make good pets for children, and you get a return.

Couldn't sit in the garden without being surrounded and them trying to sit on my lap.

I've always equated yolk colour with the food they eat.

Fresh greens = orange.

Pellets only = pale. 

 

Had 2 ducks for a while in Chiang Mai, also good pets  with plenty of eggs, but the poop was more of a problem and they always wanted to poop on the doorstep.

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Wife was in the local market in Hua Hin yesterday evening and said there were loads of eggs....do not know what price though.

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On 3/27/2020 at 3:22 PM, GordyS said:

Whenever there is a topic about eggs, everybody uses the tried and tested puns.

Doesn't happen for anything else, strange really

Eggsactly - an eggscrutiating eggshibit of eggshausting puns. One egg pun is un oeuf for anyone.

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