Wash before boiling, or no?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Erin80, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Erin80

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    Possibly a stupid question...haha. I'm making egg salad sandwiches....we don't usually ever wash our chickens eggs unless they are noticeable dirty (pretty much never). Do I need to wash them before boiling them? I'm guessing probably not....
     
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  2. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

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    We don't wash our eggs before boiling unless there's a huge splodge of poop or something. It's just the shell that's dirty :p
     
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    If there's any poop on them, I wash them.
     
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  4. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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    I wash them before boiling regardless of how they look because... well, I wash everything in the kitchen. I wash them after they're done boiling too. I must be part raccoon or something...
     
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  6. RUNuts

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    I used to wash everything. Then I found out how dirty water really it. Now I eat right out of the garden and daughter is convinced that I'm going to die of something. Water is dirty. Don't drink water. Drink whiskey! :D

    When you boil the eggs, the boiling water kills most things. Washing again introduces whatever is living in the water or chemicals. Now, I will rinse boiled eggs in cold water to make them shell easier. What doesn't kill us, strengthens us. Whiskey still tastes better. ;) And the alcohol kills most everything.
     
  7. Dayrel

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    I liked it for the smile. But I hates raccoons. Hates them...
     
  8. rosemarythyme

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    I'm alcohol intolerant. The alcohol will kill me too.:th

    (And yes shocking the hot eggs in cold water makes peeling tons easier. I don't keep ice around so cold running water is the way to go for me.)
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Well, that's not exactly 'washing'....that's 'chilling'. :D
     

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