Eggs for food questions

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by zowieyellowflame, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    Right now, I gather the eggs, wipe the poop off with a damp paper towel and then I eat them or sell them to people. I only sell about 1 or 2 dozen a week.
    Do I have to worry about samanella? Fecal bacteria passing through the shell? Should I advise people to wash the eggs? Should they be placed in a bleach solution? Can I do that before I sell them? How long will the eggs last if I wash them in bleach water?
    I have 1 hen that lays an egg with a runny white. It is a very big egg..... almost 3 inches long and very fat, it has a good yoke, a good white and then surrounding it is watery clear?
  2. shadowpaints

    shadowpaints Songster

    Jun 20, 2009
    Rigby, Idaho
    Hi! i dont normally wash my eggs UNLESS they are really dirty. a cold water wash should be good enough.. in fact i dont even normally put them in the fridge lol the watery white is normal i think, some of my hens lay eggs like that! [​IMG] we sell about 3-4 dozen a week and with 17 hens laying lol thats not enough! but i have sure picked up on my baking to use those eggs!
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I only wash the really dirty eggs. If you must wash an egg it is important to wash it in the hottest water you can. Washing in cold water causes the pores of the eggshell to contract, pulling dirt into the egg.

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