egg washing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by newbiechickenfan, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. newbiechickenfan

    newbiechickenfan In the Brooder

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    Is it necessary to wash the eggs in special egg wash products?
     
  2. homesteadapps

    homesteadapps Songster

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    Some people rinse them off with plain water, especially dirty eggs.

    Many people just leave the bloom on to protect the egg.
     
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

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    Wash them if you wish if they are for eating, but leave them unwashed if you wish to incubate them as you will remove the protective coat.
    My eggs tend to be pretty clean as my girls lay outside.
     
  4. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster

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    I never wash my eggs unless they are dirty. I leave the protective "bloom" on them to keep out bacteria.
     
  5. Roo on Harley

    Roo on Harley Chirping

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    Quote:Agreed
     
  6. newbiechickenfan

    newbiechickenfan In the Brooder

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    Thanks!
     

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