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cleaning eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pmill39, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. pmill39

    pmill39 In the Brooder

    Jun 20, 2010
    Just wondering how fellow byc members clean eggs what you use ?[​IMG]

  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Just flick the pooh off and go!
  3. churchx3

    churchx3 Songster

    Mar 30, 2010
    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.
  4. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    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.
  5. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Songster

    Jul 3, 2009
    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.
  6. MD Chicken chic

    MD Chicken chic In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2009
    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.
  7. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    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.

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