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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gale65, Oct 20, 2011.
I only wash the dirty ones, and that's just before I use them.
I don't wash my eggs, not the ones I keep for our own use nor the ones that I sell.
I don't wash either. I will wash a dirty one before I use it.
I don't wash them because I rarely have a dirty egg. At our old place we didn't have a good set-up and sometimes the eggs would be dirty. I would wash them right before I used them. MIL was visiting last year and she was horrified. She washed two dozen eggs one day while I was at work. I came home and threw them out. She was terribly offended! I guess she got over it. She also thought eating eggs from our own chickens was nasty. go figure
(I like my MIL)
Quote:x2 like someone else said got enough around here to wash.
I don't wash mine until I am about to use them. Mine sit on my counter, too.
I haven't had a dirty egg yet. Sometimes a piece of straw sticks to the wet egg and I peel that away but otherwise, no cleaning. I also feed my kids eggs with runny yolks.
I rinse the eggs off if they appear dirty. I also keep them in the fridge, I just don't have the counter space to even consider keeping them out and there's no way my husband would eat them if they sat out. I can't get my girls to lay in our nest they insist on laying on the floor where they sleep. I clean it every morning so there isn't any poop where they lay the eggs not to say that they can't poop but generally it's cleaner. Such is life.
No washing here, not the ones we sell, the ones we give away, or the ones we eat ourselves. Every once in a while one will have a shred of nest material stuck to it, but I just pick that off. When I hand a customer or neighbor their eggs I say "we don't wash the eggs, you may want to, or not. Enjoy!"