Home made egg wash?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bassleg, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Bassleg

    Bassleg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering how to make home made egg wash or what does everyone clean there eggs with
    before they sale them?
     
  2. dan_grow

    dan_grow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    personally i don't use soap but just a gentile wash then air dry. but i have used liquid hand soap before and had no problem with the eggs even when hatching.
     
  3. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    for our own use here at home, I just use warm water. For the ones I sell, if they're not pristine clean when collected, I use the Fit Fruit & Vegetable Wash.
     
  4. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Water.
     
  5. bjash

    bjash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use a small, handheld scrubby brush that stores liquid soap. We use Dawn dish soap (little goes a long way). Scrub the egg so it has a nice, frothy coating of soap, then rinse with warm water and they're perfectly clean.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    If an egg needs washing I use plain water, at least 20 degrees warmer than the egg itself.
     

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