To wash or not to wash?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bionic_chicken, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. bionic_chicken

    bionic_chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    K, guys...do I wash the eggs or not??? If so, how?
     
  2. NC chicken man

    NC chicken man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not wash my eggs that are not dirty just rub with a towel to get any dust off but if they are dirty I wash with warm running water and dry with a clean towel.
     
  3. Idon't wash mine unless they are dirty until I start to use them,If They are dirty, and I do have one dumb hen that will lay while still on the roost,I have to wash her eggs and I wash them with dawn and warm water, dry and put up.If I sell any I tell the person that i did not wash them, no problems sofar. marrie
     
  4. ChicksnPacas

    ChicksnPacas Out Of The Brooder

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    We don't wash them in order to keep the protective layer on the eggs intact. However, we do wash them right before we use them just in case [​IMG]
     
  5. bionic_chicken

    bionic_chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, peeps![​IMG]
     
  6. bkbuz1987

    bkbuz1987 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one Buff O who poops everytime she lays so I have to wash that one. The others I just wipe off... no problems os of yet!
     
  7. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I just wipe them clean with a slightly damp paper towel. I don't run them under water because that washes away the 'bloom,' the protective coating on the outside of the egg.
     
  8. pixiechic

    pixiechic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give mine a quick rinse with cold water, and use a soft brush to get off anything questionable.
     

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