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OxineAh to wash eggs

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

  1. Justducky97365

    Justducky97365 New Egg

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    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..

    Thanks

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  2. The Old Whittler

    The Old Whittler Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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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