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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pmill39, Nov 30, 2010.
Just wondering how fellow byc members clean eggs what you use ?
Just flick the pooh off and go!
Mine are 98% clean when I get them from the nesting boxes...for those that have some spec on them I dampen a paper towel and wipe off the spec. I do not wash my eggs prior to refrigerating.
I run hot water over them, let them sit for a minute to soften up any poo, wipe them dry with a terry cloth rag, and then place in cartons.
Quote:This is exactly what I do. We get about 8-9 eggs per day and maybe 1 or two will have a tiny speck of something. They are very clean really.
Mine are pretty clean too. I usually don't wash them prior to refrigerating them unless there's pooh stuck on them that won't come off with a paper towel. There's a coating on them that acts as a natural antibiotic/barrier and washing them washes it off. The eggshell is porous so once the coating is off, bacteria can get in the egg. This is what I've heard anyway. If I have a dirty egg, I'll wash it in hot water right before I use it. I keep my nest boxes clean, and that seems to help...unless it's muddy, and then you can forget it. I have a friend who uses a little bit of sandpaper to rub off the stubborn stuff, but I'm not sure if that rubs off the coating or not. Seems like it would, but I really don't know.
Mine are clean most of the time too. I put them in a basket on the counter and just do the spot clean, if necessary, before eating or giving away.