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Cleaning dirty eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lablover, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. lablover

    lablover Songster

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    My hens seem to lay eggs with poop on them quite a bit. Are you supposed to clean them? I saw something called egg wipes at a farm store... could i use those?
     

  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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    Are you going to be eating or hatching the eggs?
     
  3. ocap

    ocap Crowing

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    i am going to do both and have the same question
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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    I clean eating eggs but not hatching eggs.
     
  5. lablover

    lablover Songster

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    I'm referring to eating eggs.[​IMG] I've always kinda left them alone because I didn't want to mess with the bloom...
     
  6. MamaFix3

    MamaFix3 In the Brooder

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    I always wash my eating eggs with antibacterial dish soap before I refigerate them.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I also get very messy eggs sometimes. I just wash them off with warm water. No soap, no antibacterial, no special wipes. I'm cheap--I mean frugal! And water's pretty much free here.
     

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