Egg Cleaning

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Krieger11, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Krieger11

    Krieger11 New Egg

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    Okay i know the procedure for cleaning eggs and i always make sure that my eggs are clean before i put them in cartons. I sell my eggs to locals weekly b one of my buyers wants the bloom left on the eggs, no problem but how do i clean the "bi-product" off the occasional dirty egg without removing the bloom? suggestions?
     
  2. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe just gently rub and run underwater... Bout the only thing i can think of unless you can clean it with a dry cloth not sure.
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    IMO, do your best. But, your customer who wants the bloom intact needs to understand that sometimes s... happens.
     
  4. chickmomma03

    chickmomma03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just rinse mine under water if they have poop on them/dirt on them. I don't do anything more than that. I will be telling mine to just wash before cooking with.
     
  5. Krieger11

    Krieger11 New Egg

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    that's not a bad idea, light washing and tell wash before cooking
    ~ Thanks
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I don't usually wash eggs at all, or refrigerate them.
    'Lightly' washing or 'cleaning' seems silly to me....you can't scrape off all dirt/poo, and it compromises the bloom - removing that protection.

    Either wash it thoroughly and refrigerate.... or leave it be.

    My 6 customers know I don't wash eggs, I explain the bloom and all that, it's up to them what they do with them for storage/use.

    If egg has poop/dirt on it, I use it myself.
    Sometimes I wash before use, sometimes I don't.
    If it's really nasty, I wash and refrigerate it right away.

    But I only have 15 layers and keep them from sleeping in the nests so nests remain clean.
    Dealing with a larger population of birds and more customers might require a different approach.
     
  7. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    I wash and refrigerate eggs here, unless they are for hatching. Mary
     
  8. Krieger11

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    Have 46 layers in 4 separate coops and runs. i think ill just clean them all and if she doesn't want them ill find a different buyer.


    Thanks everyone :)
     
  9. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    You could pick your cleanest out of the pile and box them for her, and wash the rest. I keep my eggs on the counter for the week, then box all of them for sale at the end of the week. The very clean ones go straight into a box, the ones with a smudge get spot washed with a scrubby, spot of soap, rinsed under warm water, and then dried and boxed. I think it actually cuts my boxing time to do it this way. Any thing that's not pristine goes into a box for my own use.
     

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