cleaning duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by veronicasmom, May 19, 2011.

  1. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this has been addressed before, but I couldn't find the info.
    My duck eggs are GROSS. I give them clean straw daily, which they make their nest in and the eggs are always poopy. My friends chicken eggs are nice and clean.
    So, what is the correct way to clean the duck eggs for storage for a week or so? I certainly cannot put them in the fridge the way I find them.
    Thanks for any help you can offer.
     
  2. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if they are for eating here is a link to how a local farm here in Boise cleans their eggs
    http://morningowlfarm.com/Morning_Owl_Farm/What_the_Duck.html

    if they are for hatching I would maybe take a scrub brush to the outside. I have also heard of people using sandpaper on the hard caked one poo HTH!
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I like that. I do almost the same thing. I use water that is a little cooler than that, about 110 degrees, and I don't add soap, just a little bleach and I scrub if needed with a little plastic vegetable scrub brush. This is for eating eggs.

    If I wanted to clean a hatching egg, I would use Brinsea's egg wash/incubator disinfectant solution.
     

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