Category Archives: Chickens
This is my beautiful speckled Sussex hen. I had never owned sussex chickens until she came along. She is a sweet gentle hen with a lot of personality. I plan to add several more to my growing flock.
WHY YOU SHOULD NOT WASH FRESH EGGS
I usually don’t wash my eggs until I am ready to use them unless it’s been raining and they are dirty. I have done extensive research before making this decision and realized that they stayed fresh much longer if unwashed whether they were refrigerated or not.
I was excited to come home from vacation and see new baby chicks.
Ginger is my mother hen and I usually let her raise all babies. The three chicks with black coloring are Polish babies and the yellow one is a silkie.
I have several D’uccle’s and they are one of my favorite chickens. I currently have Millie Fleurs, Porcelain, and Golden Neck. Hopefully, I will be able to hatch more this summer. For those of you that love these booted bantams as much as I do, I have posted some of my favorite colors and patterns.
I just ran across this article on the egg wash debate. I don’t wash my eggs unless I am ready to give the away or I am ready to eat them. I do place them in the refrigerator, though I don’t believe it’s necessary, since I don’t eat a lot of eggs and I don’t want them sitting on the counter for a long period of time.
Eggs are normally clean and if I happen to come across one that is muddy or dirty, I simply toss it over the fence. Since I don’t want to risk any kind of contamination, I do give my eggs a good wash before I crack them to use for baking or eating.I did extensive research before deciding
I did extensive research on the safety of leaving eggs on the kitchen counter and though you will find information on both side of the debate, most of the information I read said that it is perfectly safe practice. Have traveled to several countries, I find that many of our practises are very different from other countries which is probably why I found this article so interesting.