Egg Washin

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Norsegod127, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Norsegod127

    Norsegod127 New Egg

    Feb 14, 2015
    I got about 3 dozen eggs this season so far, ate 1/2, sold the other half to family. most of the eggs have something on them, hay, dirt maybe poop not sure which. But other than that they look pretty clean. Ive been cleaning them with warm water just to wash them off. Havent gotten sick yet, but i heard that you shouldnt wash them because they wash off the white bloom that protects the egg. Is it alright to keep doing what im doing>
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    If the eggs are dirty I wash them. Yes the bloom is removed but they're dirty. After washing, they should be refrigerated.
    When it's rainy, it's difficult to keep the eggs clean since you haven't trained them to wipe their feet.
    If you clean the nests regularly (new bedding) and it isn't muddy out, the eggs should be clean.

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