EGG WASHING???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 9jewels9, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. 9jewels9

    9jewels9 In the Brooder

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    OK whats the REAL rule on washing eggs??? Gettin the poop off
     
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I don't wash them until I use them.

    Washing takes off the "bloom" they go bad faster
     
  3. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
    Maine
    1. You can Leave it

    or

    2. You can use fine grit paper to remove the soiled spots

    or

    3. You can wash with water and a scrub brush. Make sure the water is slightly warmer than the egg (to keep bacteria from being absorbed into the egg)


    I always do method 3...
     
  4. southernchicks

    southernchicks In the Brooder

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    But is it true that it washes off the eggs protective layer? Should you wash or not wash if you're going to incubate?
     
  5. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
    Maine
    Oh, are we talking about eggs for incubating or eggs for laying...

    If we are talking about incubating...i would not wash them.

    If we are talking about eating...refer to my previous post.
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    It is recommended that you not incubate either washed or sanded eggs.
     
  7. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 Songster

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    I always use a lightly damp paper towel to kinda wipe/scrub off any poop...is this bad?? Oh, and my eggs are not for incubating...
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2009
  8. cappuccino

    cappuccino In the Brooder

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    If you're going to incubate, I don't believe you should wash or sand. Try to keep the coop really clean and incubate the cleanest ones.
     
  9. DottieMarie

    DottieMarie Songster

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    From what I've read here in the past, washing them will take off the bloom but if they're going in the fridge, it doesn't matter.

    I wash if they're really dirty othewise I use a damp paper towel and only spot clean.
     
  10. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Songster

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    Quote:Me to i found in a little hot water (warm) works great.
     

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