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

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

  1. Nic&Chickies

    Nic&Chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] We put them in cartons, unwashed, in the fridge. I only wash eggs just before using them, by running very warm water over 'em (to release any surface "germs" rather than force 'em inside the egg), and rubbing off any dried mud and/or poop that's there. I know it might not really be necessary, but it is a habit, plus I think I have just a touch of OCD or germaphobia. Before we had our own layers (and during that awful time last winter) I always washed grocery store eggs.
    If it was an egg that was quite dirty, i.e., had been in the mud or poop for a day, [​IMG] like the one we found under the coop yesterday, I'll wash it before putting it away, and follow that with some oil to artificially replace the bloom. [I'm pretty sure I read about that on here a long time ago].
    I also learned the trick of cracking on a flat surface, rather than the bowl edge some time back; and I find it works really well for the smaller (bantam or "first") eggs. I guess I'm in good company, now that I read that's the technique Jaques uses. [​IMG]

    [ Apologies! I just re-read the actual title of this thread, and realized I should not have even posted this! [​IMG]]
     
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  2. ChickenGirl165

    ChickenGirl165 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't wash my eggs. My mum said that if you wash it, it would make it go bad quicker or something, who knows [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickenGirl165

    ChickenGirl165 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nic&Chickies :

    [​IMG] We put them in cartons, unwashed, in the fridge. I only wash eggs just before using them, by running very warm water over 'em (to release any surface "germs" rather than force 'em inside the egg), and rubbing off any dried mud and/or poop that's there. I know it might not really be necessary, but it is a habit, plus I think I have just a touch of OCD or germaphobia. Before we had our own layers (and during that awful time last winter) I always washed grocery store eggs.
    If it was an egg that was quite dirty, i.e., had been in the mud or poop for a day, [​IMG] like the one we found under the coop yesterday, I'll wash it before putting it away, and follow that with some oil to artificially replace the bloom. [I'm pretty sure I read about that on here a long time ago].
    I also learned the trick of cracking on a flat surface, rather than the bowl edge some time back; and I find it works really well for the smaller (bantam or "first") eggs. I guess I'm in good company, now that I read that's the technique Jaques uses. [​IMG]

    [ Apologies! I just re-read the actual title of this thread, and realized I should not have even posted this! [​IMG]]

    The 'here' button doesnt work? Or is it just me?​
     
  4. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:The 'here' button doesnt work? Or is it just me?

    It's just underlined for emphasis. It's not a link.
     
  5. Afterburner

    Afterburner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only wash mine just before use. If there is any visible dirt/mud/poop, I just rub it off with my fingers. When it comes to the chicken manure, I think we get overly paranoid. I mean, I bury my potatoes in it, when they are in the garden. I don't go crazy cleaning them after picking them. A quick wash and they are clean. I don't see why I shouldn't be using the same common sense for eggs.
     
  6. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thanks but...I was trying to get a feel for how many DON'T wash the eggs. Not wash the eggs right before eating but not at all. But 8 pages and the majority don't wash at all so I think I feel comfortable doing the same.
     
  7. kmerkley01

    kmerkley01 Out Of The Brooder

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    We only wipe the really dirty ones with a wet rag. And that is just prior to use. The rest are used as is, the way they came outta the hen [​IMG]
     
  8. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another don't wash eggs. I tell the girls no poopy on the eggs & they give me the stink eye & a few boks & life goes on.
     
  9. boxermom

    boxermom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't wash my eggs. I used to put a slip of paper in the cartons that I sell explaining that they are not washed and how to wash them if they choose. I don't do that anymore. I don't wash our eggs before I use them either.
     
  10. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't wash, don't refrigerate... never have. I do occasionally give some away and let the recipients know they have not been washed or refrigerated. I tell them how to wash if they choose to and use immediately or refrigerated.
     

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