Eggs..........to wash or not to wash?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chris623, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. Chris623

    Chris623 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The title pretty much says it all. My eggs have little brown spots and swirls, etc. on the shells. Is it okay to wash off this residue?
     
  2. Stephanie-n-Hayden

    Stephanie-n-Hayden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what others would suggest, but I do wash them before refrigerating them. I wash them using my hands and some dawn, to get the poo and nasty off of them. I don't scrub them or anything, but I can't see putting them in the fridge all dirty. Mine sometimes have spots on them and they don't wash off easily. So, I don't worry too much about it. If it comes off with a bit of dawn and my hands, then good. If not, then fine, I don't eat the shells anyway. [​IMG]
     
  3. Chris623

    Chris623 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If these eggs were for my own use, I'd feel the same way, only I'm planning (hopefully) to be selling eggs. Just didn't know if there would be any reason I shouldn't wash them.
     
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Only if they have poop or dirt all over that won't just wipe off.

    I don't wash the eggs from my girls. [​IMG]
     
  5. lorrir

    lorrir Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wash with antibacterial dishsoap. Sorry just paranoid.
     
  6. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would use sandpaper to clean them off , Ive always heard washing them is bad because they are porous, but the eggs you buy in the stores have been though a washer so who really knows
     
  7. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you wash them, you're getting rid of the bloom so I wait until a customer (or myself) need them.
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] I can't believe so many of you guys wash em - where are the folks that don't?

    Really, I've never gotten sick or anything, but then again I don't eat the shell so [​IMG]


    Any GFM read this start a poll and link it here so we can see!
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2009
  9. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wilsky, I've never gotten sick either. I have had customers (in the beginning) complain if there's any nest goodies on them so I do it to keep them coming;)
     
  10. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm with ya
    Mine go in the frige the way they came out of the coop. I will wash any dirt or poo off when we use them. When I am going to use them I wash with warm water no soap and simply rub off any debris. So far we are all ok.
     

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