organic egg cleaner

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vtgirls, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. vtgirls

    vtgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When our new flock is established we plan to start selling eggs. Any recommendations for an "organic" egg cleaner?
     
  2. domino7

    domino7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't wash mine, but what's wrong with water? They shouldn't be getting so soiled that you need a cleanser.
     
  3. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see no reason to clean eggs... much controversy on that subject, here. If the eggs look clean, I put them in a carton for sale. If they are dirty, I wipe them off with a paper towel, and either sell them, or eat them. If you keep your coop clean, and have plenty of clean, nesting material in your nest boxes- I doubt you will have much trouble with "dirty" eggs. Washing the "bloom" off the egg, reduces its shelf life.
     
  4. vtgirls

    vtgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL - I did not know it was a debated topic! I actually almost never even have poo on the eggs! My kids check for eggs about a million times a day so they are never sitting around or even have time to freeze. Right now I've only 4 hens and a roo - our coop is awfully clean - like enough for a person to move in!
    ......I just thought it was something I am expected to do by potential custmers!
     
  5. Aria

    Aria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No dirty eggs here either. Coop is cleaned daily. We have a "pooper scooper" and we have 4 nesting boxes. Our Silkies use the nesting boxes. We are in the coop at least twice daily.
    once to gather and then once to give them treats.

    We have a camera in our coop and we can check-out what is going on.
     
  6. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Quote:We sell a couple thousand dozen organic eggs a year from our farm and on a small sales route in town. I do not sanitize the eggs, but I do wipe them down. Generally, I just run hot water over them and then wipe them dry with a terry cloth rag before I pack them.

    Many of our customers don't care if they are washed or not and most of our eggs don't really need any cleaning, but I don't like to sell any dirty eggs and just wipe them all down to be thorough. If your eggs are clean anyways I really wouldn't bother.

    There is a bit of a contention here about whether they should washed or not, as the cuticle tends to seal the egg and keep it fresher. I feel that we sell very fresh eggs anyway and most people aren't keeping them around for longer than a week, so the point about keeping them "fresher" is pretty moot.
     
  7. chickenshagg

    chickenshagg THE ALPHA ROO

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    Quote:Not sure how many eggs you will be selling with only four chickens.[​IMG]
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I use Egg Washer Pro- you'd have to google it to see if it is organic-approved though.
     
  9. vtgirls

    vtgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure how many eggs you will be selling with only four chickens.

    True - not so many - I will have a flock of 30 or so by early spring.... Have a Mama who just hatched out 5 fuzz bums and have another 20 on order so should bump up the production a bit by fall ;-)​
     

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