OxineAh to wash eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Justducky97365, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Justducky97365

    Justducky97365 Hatching

    Feb 7, 2012
    Do you use OxineAH to wash your eggs that you sell?

    Do you spray them, or do you dip them in a solution? If so, what is the ratio?

    I don't like the idea of HAVING to wash them, but the inspector says it must be done..


  2. The Old Whittler

    The Old Whittler Chirping

    Oct 31, 2011
    Central Kentucky
    I tell the people that get mine that I don't wash them and that they can if they want to. But I don't have an inspector. Eggs will keep longer if they're not washed and I tell people that. I wash the ones I use right before I use them.
  3. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

    Jun 3, 2011
    Middle Tennessee
    I don't use Oxine - although I have some. So I might check into using it. I use a commercial egg wash & follow the manufacturer's directions for how to mix it. You shouldn't immerse the eggs in water or cleaning solutions. I wash them under running water, set on paper towels and pat dry before refrigerating.

    They may keep longer without washing - but I wash anyway. All commercial eggs are washed - and we don't keep them around long enough for the whole bloom thing to be an issue. I want only cleaned eggs in the refrigerator with my other food.

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