9jewels9

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Mar 24, 2009
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OK whats the REAL rule on washing eggs??? Gettin the poop off
 

JenEric Farms

GOOGLE GENIUS
12 Years
Oct 31, 2007
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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...
 

JenEric Farms

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Oct 31, 2007
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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.
 

logansmommy7

Songster
10 Years
May 15, 2009
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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...
 
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cappuccino

In the Brooder
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May 22, 2009
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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.
 

DottieMarie

Songster
11 Years
May 6, 2008
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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.
 

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