Tired of throwing away dirty duck eggs. Help !

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KathyR, May 4, 2009.

  1. KathyR

    KathyR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2009
    Tully, NY

    I have had ducks for several years. I can't seem to get any clean ones, always poop on them or at least mud. We cleaned the barn out this past Saturday, put down clean wood shavings and piles of hay for nesting. This is only Monday and we have had to throw away the eggs yesterday and today. They usually lay on the hay. We like to eat the eggs. Is there any safe way to clean them? Any suggestions on how to keep them clean?

  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    Uh, ducks always poop on thier eggs, I have never seen a clean duck egg. I use a green kitchen scrubbie (those Scotch Brite brillo pad things) and lukewarm water with antibacterial soap and just scrub away. We eat them...no one has died yet [​IMG]
  3. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    I just soak them for a few minutes to get the yucky stuff wet and then just wipe it off with a paper towel. We haven't died yet either. [​IMG]
  4. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    Quote:Ditto - We wash them off and eat them.
  5. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Quote:We do the same thing minus the antibacterial soap and all has been well here. No need to throw away perfectly good eggs.
  6. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    [​IMG] I wash mine and eat them too [​IMG] I LOVE duck eggs.
  7. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

    Sep 2, 2008
    Esk Qld Australia
    I wash mine with just water and dry them.
  8. KathyR

    KathyR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2009
    Tully, NY
    Thanks all. It is a shame to throw them away. They are so good. We used to wash and eat them but my husband got paranoid about it which made me start to wonder. Thanks.

  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    I have 1 duck that lays nasty looking eggs and another duck that lays clean eggs. I just wash the nasty ones. No problem [​IMG]
  10. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Sorry, I just wash with soap and water with a scrubby. Nothing you can do about it, its just ducks?! [​IMG]

    I would more pariniod of the condition of the 'clean' eggs in the grocery store more so them the eggs I get from my birds, no matter how bad they look.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by