Eggs for food questions

zowieyellowflame

Songster
10 Years
Jun 11, 2009
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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?
 

shadowpaints

Songster
10 Years
Jun 20, 2009
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12
181
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!
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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!
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
13 Years
Nov 9, 2007
28,906
336
661
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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