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Cleaning eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SDPeep, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. SDPeep

    SDPeep New Egg

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    Hi,
    I'm pretty new to the BYC thing. Have 20 RIR's, 4 Barred Rocks and 4 Americaunas in the brooder now. Thinking ahead to when they start laying, I was wondering if/how others here clean eggs before putting them in cartons. Did some searching but didn't find anything.

    Thanks!
     
  2. obaan1

    obaan1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you use the search button under the menu bar on this forum, you'll be searching from information on this website. Lots of discussion on egg washing and care. Enjoy the reading and then make a decision on what works best for you.
     
  3. SDPeep

    SDPeep New Egg

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    Thanks. for some reason, using the search function on the site wasn't returning related results. I'll try again.
     
  4. Arcnadius

    Arcnadius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're having trouble searching the site, check to make sure you signed in. I learned that the other day...
     
  5. SDPeep

    SDPeep New Egg

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    Yep, made sure I was signed in and still getting unrelated results. I've tried 'cleaning eggs' and 'egg cleaning' and get a bunch of results that seemingly have not relationship to the search query. I'm sure those words are in a lot of threads that aren't titled egg cleaing so I guess I'll have to delve deeper.
     
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I think if you search washing, rather than cleaning you might get better results. This has been discussed lots and there are a couple of thoughts on it.
    1- Never wash unless heavily soiled. Be careful that you do not cross contaminate other items in your kitchen.
    2- Always wash. If you do wash eggs make sure you use hot water, and refrigerate after washing. Washing in cold can potentially cause the egg to shrink and pull bacteria into the egg. And washing washes off the protective bloom.

    Imp- I wash
     
  7. SDPeep

    SDPeep New Egg

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    Thanks! I'll give that a try.
     

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