Egg Washing techniques and products/

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Blue Ridge Hillbilly, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Blue Ridge Hillbilly

    Blue Ridge Hillbilly Out Of The Brooder

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    I would like to hear what you folks are doing regarding egg washing techniques? Also, are there any products out there that make this less labor intensive?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't wash mine.
     
  3. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We only have 6 girls and don't plan on selling them so we don't wash them. Are you planning on selling them? They are laid with a coating of bloom that keeps them fresh.
     
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  4. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm planning on washing them (for selling). Any reccomendations? Does the "Incredible Egg Washer" really work?
     
  5. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Quote:I just run hot water over them, let them sit for a minute or two to soften up any debris, wipe/dry them with a terry cloth rag, and put them in the cartons. That is for selling about 50 dozen a week, it takes some time, but I don't think it's excessive. The Incredible Egg Washer looks like it would take longer.

    If you want to sanitize them after cleaning you can pour a 50-200 ppm bleach solution over them and let them air dry. I don't bother.
     

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