Anyone use egg washers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NYRIR, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If so, how well do they work? How about on duck eggs...they always seem worse...I was thinking of getting one as I am seeing a LOT of egg washing in my future and was hoping to hear if it's worth the money!
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    There's not much to find in the way of egg washers out there.

    The cheap ones that I know of are all immersion types which means you soak the eggs in hot water and a sanitizing agent while it bubbles air up through them or maybe gently shakes them. If they are really dirty you still end up having to clean each one by hand and if you're doing a lot of eggs it's very important to change the water according to the directions given on the sanitizing agent package.

    The only really effective egg washers that I know of costs hundreds to several thousand dollars and require dedicated space and water/power hookups.

    Which is why I am still washing eggs by hand.

    Robert Plamondon has a page on egg washing you may find useful.

    http://plamondon.com/faq_eggwashing.html
     
  3. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks [​IMG] I don't really mind washing by hand except when i am working OT...then it gets harder to find the time!
     
  4. eggs4me123

    eggs4me123 New Egg

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    We have been washing by hand for many years, we have a bubbler basket egg washer and it works ok, but like AT Hagan said you got to watch for the eggs the don't get cleaned completely and wash them over by hand. I know that Stromberg's Chickens carry's several different egg washer devices. They cost anywhere from about $140 to $1600 and there are big ones, small ones and the bucket bubbler one. Hope this helps.
     
  5. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't wash eggs unless they have bits of poop on them, and then I use plain water (and a Scotch Brite, if necessary). Otherwise I just pick off any bits of hay, put them in the tray and let the antibacterial coating mama put on it protect the egg.
     

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