Post here if you DON'T wash clean-looking eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gale65, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2009
  2. 2chicksinthecity

    2chicksinthecity New Egg

    Nov 10, 2010
    I wash before using and that is about all. If really dirty, I know it's time to clean up the nest ([​IMG] and I will wash those. I just use them first most times. If I give eggs away, I put a sticker on the egg carton that says "Wash Before Using".
  3. DelcoChix

    DelcoChix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
    Central Ohio
    If the egg looks dirty, I wash it. If it looks clean, I don't.
    We don't get enough eggs to feed them to the dogs or chickens (I know...selfish:).
    I wash them because when we're cracking them into the mixing bowl to eat or bake with I don't particularly care to risk losing the whole batch of whatever (like chocolate chip cookies...mmmm) because some renegade poop or mud dropped from the shell into the bowl. Plus I just don't like the idea of having anyone's poop in my fridge evenif it's in the egg container. Different strokes.......
  4. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2010
    Southern IL
    If I get a real dirty egg, it is washed and goes into the "broken" carton in the fridge. Any egg not fit for human consumption is boiled and refed back to the girls after being thoroughly crushed for them to eat.
    If an egg is pristine, I use it and would resell it as is. If a smudge, I clean only that area if possible. I try not to wash the eggs if I can avoid it to not lose the protective bloom. If too smudgy, it goes into a wicker basket in the fridge for my own personal use. The egg customers get the best ones.
  5. yinzerchick

    yinzerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2011
    I don't wash mine either...I never thought they were dirty enough to need it.
  6. Mei&Popcorn

    Mei&Popcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    I never wash my eggs... am I supposed to?
  7. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    I only wash if there is caked on poop or another egg has broke near it. Otherwise why wash? Its not like I am eating the shell.
  8. Sheepy

    Sheepy Out Of The Brooder

    May 20, 2009
    Unless its covered in poop, nope! Its not like you eat the shell.
  9. ChickenMack

    ChickenMack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2011
    I wash my eggs when my girls get muddy feet on them- they all insist on laying in the same box- go figure. But you know, I have some people who won't accept my eggs because I don't wash them. Even the ones that are without muddy prints or poop.[​IMG]
  10. Emily1220

    Emily1220 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    I always rinse mine off mainly because I have DE in the nest boxes and occassionally sevin dust on the chickens. I thought I was suppose to wash that off. Would someone please correct me if that isn't right.

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