egg washing

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by new2ducks, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. new2ducks

    new2ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there any special thing to wash the eggs when you bring them in? I've just been using dish soap to wash off the egg shells
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    You can buy egg wash at the farm store that you buy your feed from.

    Or you don't have to wash them at all - which is what I recommend ;)
     
  3. new2ducks

    new2ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just concerned about any dirt that could get into the egg itself when you crack it open. I had someone give me chicken eggs a few years ago that weren't washed, they just said they wash them off right before they go to use them...something about the nutrients?
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Same thing. Wash them right before use if they have any dirt on them. If not, don't bother.

    If you don't wash them, there is no need to refrigerate either :)
     
  5. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only time I wash eggs is if there's poo on them I can't just scrape off.
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    :thumbsup

    If they are really caked in wet poo - I just crack and feed them to the dogs :p
     
  7. wildpeas

    wildpeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wipe the dirty looking areas with a damp paper towel.
     
  8. new2ducks

    new2ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the help! Since it's been cold at night here and not scorching hot during the days anymore, I've just been raking out the doghouse about twice a week to get eggs. Sahara used to just lay them anywhere and now she's making me work to get them! lol
    AND I made brownies with the eggs last week....YUM I can't believe how moist and rich they were!
     
  9. KPenley

    KPenley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like pp said you don't have to wash, but if you're going to...rinse in somewhat warm/hot water so that any dirt or bacteria will come out of the egg shell rather than get sucked in. Yay for yummy fresh brownies!
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I just sent a message to my fiance begging her to make brownies. :drool

    Agree - always rinse in water warmer than the egg temp so the pores don't constrict and suck in bacteria :)
     

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