Now that we have eggs help???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sdsharko, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. sdsharko

    sdsharko Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 13, 2011
    San Diego, Ca
    Ok since we recieved our first eggs yesterday I have entered a nother realm of chicken ownership. What does everybody reccommend as far as cleaning and keeping the eggs. Do I wash with soap, keep in the fridge or on the counter etc??? Help please [​IMG]
  2. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

    Jun 24, 2011
    King George, VA
    My Coop
    Quote:It's apparently a personal choice. If you intend to eat them you can wash & store in the fridge or just store in cartons on your countertop. I've been washing the few I've gotten so far, but I think I'll try leaving them out next time. When I wash I use special egg wipes to cleanse then dry and store in fridge. Leaving them on the countertop unwashed keeps them safe because they still have the bloom on them.

    If you are incubating them, do not wash.
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2011
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    I just leave them in a bowl on the counter, unwashed. I only have four hens so the eggs don't last all that long anyway.
  4. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2011
    Piedmont of NC
    I'm leaving mine sitting out, if I haven't used them
    in a week, I'll put them in the frig and wash before I
    use them.
  5. loanwizard

    loanwizard Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you are selling them, most people rinse them off. When I first started, I would put them in a bowl and run water over them and soak them for 5 minutes and they came out Easter egg clean, then refrigerated them just like the store. Now, I just plop them in the carton. They last longer out I have heard than in the fridge, but around here they are either sold or consumed pretty quickly.
  6. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    Mine are not washed and I keep them all in the fridge..
  7. Toshi

    Toshi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2011
    IN corn state
    I just run mine under hot water and if something is on them i rub it off under the water then right to the fridge they go.
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2011
  8. Kuntry Klucker

    Kuntry Klucker

    Jun 9, 2010
    Tennesee Smoky Mts.
    Quote:Yep, this is what I do to. I leave them sit out, I do a lot of baking and prefer to use an egg that is
    at room temp. If I don't use them in about a week or so I put them in the fridge. If they need
    some TLC I do that first because the eggs that are in the fridge are the ones that I give away.

    If I get a cracked one I use it right away in a batch of cookies or something. I do not let those sit out
    nor do I put them in the fridge.
  9. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2009
    I don't wash the eggs, but I do refrigerate them.

    I thought if you wash your eggs it was recommended to wash only right before you use them. Otherwise, the washing makes it more likely that bacteria will enter the egg.
  10. reksat

    reksat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2011
    Normally i wash if they have poo on them,if not they go in a carton to the fridge then to the customers.

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