How to clean eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newbyduckmom, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Songster

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    I have heard multiple things about cleaning eggs...you should wash them, but should wipe them clean (can absorb water or such?) or you should wash them? What's the story?
     
  2. Denninmi

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    "The story" is that various people have different theories. Personally, I wash both hatching and eating eggs, and have had good results with hatching eggs this way. For both, I use water at about 110 degrees, except for quail eggs, due to the small size, I cut it back to 105. I use a commercial egg disinfectant wash from Brinsea for hatching eggs, and a 10% bleach solution for eating eggs. Don't let them sit in the water for more than 2 minutes. For hatching eggs, I do 2 washes, with fresh solution for the second wash, and I don't rinse it off. For eating eggs, one wash is enough and I do rinse then air dry before putting in the fridge.
     
  3. aineheartsyou

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