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

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

  1. Marcymom3

    Marcymom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    With all the rain we have had lately, we have had two eggs this week with small amounts of muddy water foot prints on them. The run has a tarp roof but the days I got those muddy I had to push up from the inside because the tarp was holding so much water it was sagging about a foot down. The resulting waterfall caused some creeks to flow along the edges of the run. These girls have clean fresh water everyday, but love to drink and stand in those little rivulets.

    Anyway, those eggs I cleaned off with a damp paper towel and used the next day. The rest of the time, my pullets' eggs are satin-y looking and clean, and go right into a carton in the fridge.
     
  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:My MIL was horrified when I told her we don't refrigerate (or wash) our eggs. Old habits die hard and washing/refrigeration was pounded into that generation. [​IMG]

    I do refrigerate eggs intended for sale purposes. There are, unfortunately, regulations to that tune.
     
  3. reneemellor

    reneemellor Out Of The Brooder

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    I never wash my eggs. Why would you?
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  4. markandcindy

    markandcindy Out Of The Brooder

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    I never wash the eggs unless they have sand or a little mess on them that might fall into the dish or pan when I am using them. I even sell them a little dirty- I tell people that way they know they're genuine yard eggs!
     
  5. ALVIEMAN

    ALVIEMAN Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] HEY, STARTED OUT WASHING RIGHT BEFORE COOKING IF IN FRIDGE. THEN I TALKED TO MY MOM AND SHE SAID GROWING UP THEY NEVER WASHED THIER EGGS. SINCE THEN, I ONLY WIPE OFF IF THERE IS A POOP STREAK. HOWEVER, I DO WASH ANY I AM GOING TO BOIL. JUST CAN'T GET PAST THAT THOUGHT OF THE WATER BEING A NASTY KINDA 'POOP SOUP'[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] THIS IS MY FIRST YEAR WITH THE GIRLS, SO FAR, NO PROBLEMS NOT WASHING. (DON'T TELL MY GF THOUGH, SHE THINKS I STILL WASH THEM)[​IMG]
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  6. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No washing here. They go from nest to carton on the counter.[​IMG]
     
  8. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    I only wash poop off. Otherwise,I never wash clean looking eggs.
     
  9. CSWolffe

    CSWolffe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls have only been laying a couple of weeks, and only two of the four are doing so, I've not yet found an egg with poop on it. I just brush off the pine shavings and straw, and put them in the basket on the counter all nice and pretty like.
     
  10. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    I never wash before storing, but I do a quick wipedown before breaking. Sometimes I find a dirty spot or a crack that I would have otherwise missed that way.
     

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