Egg CLEANING any suggestions??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by marilyn1954, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. marilyn1954

    marilyn1954 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been cleaning my eggs with the store bought egg solution, is there a CHEAPER product I can use? Maybe dish soap? This $9.00 a bottle is crazy high!! WHAT IS EVERYONE ELSE USING???
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    I use plain old dish soap. Just a single drop is enough to clean half a dozen eggs.
     
  3. marilyn1954

    marilyn1954 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG! I'm not even blonde!:he
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I just use plain warm water, no soap. So even more cost effective.
     
  5. marilyn1954

    marilyn1954 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For some strange reason, I thought they really had to be cleaned really well with special soap! I have to laugh at myself, probably along with the feed store who sells me this $9.00 bottle of "special solution"
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I only wash really dirty eggs. Actually, if I have plenty of eggs. I just boil the soiled ones and feed them back to the girls, shells and all.

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  7. marilyn1954

    marilyn1954 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh won't that make them want to eat the eggs as they lay them???? I heard that is a chicken figured out it could eat the egg, THEY WOULD
     
  8. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I put them in a big bowl and mash them with a potato masher first. I have never had a problem since they don't se them as eggs. I consider eggs free protein!
     
  9. marilyn1954

    marilyn1954 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh ok
     
  10. chicksurreal

    chicksurreal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't wash eggs. The dirty ones get lightly sanded to remove stuff and then I scramble those for the chickens. The eggs that I use for recipes and cooking for us don't really need to be washed, there's nothing on them that might fall off into the pan or bowl.
     

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