Washing duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Kansaseq, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    My duck insists on laying her eggs in a muddy depression on the ground,and as a result, her eggs are always dirty. I wash them, but can never quite get rid of all of the stains. I want to sell them, and worry that the staining might be a turn off to customers. Will commercial egg-wash remove these stains? What has your experience been with selling duck eggs to customers? Do they mind the staining? My duck eggs are green and don't show a lot of the staining, but I still worry.
    Also, do any of you 're-seal' your eggs after washing? I read that commercial egg growers use mineral oil to reseal the eggs after washing, to help keep them fresh. Does anyone do this at home? Thanks for your input.
     
  2. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Duck eggs already have a natural coating,so when you wash it it washes off.Thats the only reason why you might put it on.For cleaning the eggs,I take a small towel and damp the corner of it with vineger then just place it on the stain and scrub a little bit.It should come off.
     

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