Eggs and more Q & A

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by crandal, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wash all my DUCK eggs... Chicken eggs I don't unless I am selling them [​IMG]
     
  2. Bills vs Beaks

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    I dont wash either until just before I use them or give them to someone else. Unless they got poopy on. Then I wash right away
     
  3. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    ALL my duck eggs are always really dirty... I have 12 ducks and 2 geese in the same house, so that prolly contributes to it [​IMG]
     
  4. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    I get about 50% clean each time
     
  5. crandal

    crandal Out Of The Brooder


    Wow I completely agree. Doesn't matter how hard I try it's like they take them outside find the closest mud puddle and play matchbox monster truck rally with the dam things before putting them in nest lol
     
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  6. crandal

    crandal Out Of The Brooder


    You two are funny. At least I know my ducks aren't doing all that to just me.
     
  7. Bills vs Beaks

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    [​IMG]
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Yep and inside too.
     
  9. halimak1

    halimak1 Out Of The Brooder

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    In my limited experience, the yolk thickness is really dependent on the freshness. We use raw eggs in our homemade ice-cream and we have to use eggs at least a week old or older. Otherwise the fresher eggs hold together more and make yellow streaks.
     
  10. halimak1

    halimak1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I rinse/wash mine with luke warm water and a gentle rag just to get the poop and dirt off (trying to leave the bloom). I also refrigerate them, mainly because I have teeny counters. I do share many and they are more appealing this way. Although, I do educate those I give eggs to, to get in the habit of washing eggs before use, just as one would with any other fresh produce. Seeing that salmonella primarily resides on the shell, it is just a matter of trying to bring food quality control back into the hands of the consumer.
     
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