washing eggs

jennh

Songster
12 Years
Jun 21, 2007
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Lititz
Hi! Do any of you wash your eggs? If so, how do you do it, and with what? If I have a lightly soiled one, I just wipe it off with a damp paper towel. What do you do?
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Jen
 

WalkingWolf

Songster
11 Years
Jan 1, 2009
2,285
25
181
North Carolina
If you are going to eat the egg wait until you are ready to cook it. If you are going to hatch the egg never wash it, at most wipe it off with a course clean rag being careful not to damage the bloom.
 

chickenjen

In the Brooder
9 Years
Feb 17, 2010
75
0
39
Highlands, NC
I don't wash mine but will wipe icky stuff off of them. Mom used to just go collect, crack, and cook them when I was younger. Guess I picked that up from her.

I am interested to know if we should wash them. I try not to "overdo" around here on the cleaning to a sterile environment as I feel we all need a few germs to keep our natural immune system going. Not that I keep a dirty house or never wash my hands!
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But I just don't really feel the "need" to wash the outside of the egg if I am not going to eat the shell. And I always have to wash my hands after cracking an egg b/c I have YET to manage to crack an egg w/o getting some of the white on me!
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jennh

Songster
12 Years
Jun 21, 2007
1,370
11
171
Lititz
love my chickens,
what do you use to wash them with? If I wash the entire egg and get the "bloom" off, I usually oil the shell. But I just use dishwashing liquid. Should I not be using this?
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Jen
 

RobinZ

Songster
10 Years
Jun 13, 2009
203
1
131
Pennsylvania
I will probably get some negative responses, but I place my eggs in warm water with a little anti-bacterial dish detergent, swish around then rinse.
 

teach1rusl

Love My Chickens
10 Years
Jul 28, 2009
10,017
174
356
Floyds Knobs, Indiana
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Eating eggs I use soap to wash them off, but only if they are dirty.

I don't even use soap...lol. I just dampen a napkin or paper towel with water (the ones I keep/use myself). Even the ones I wash off better for family, I just use plain water, but I actually hold them under the tap.
 

ranchhand

Rest in Peace 1956-2011
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
13,295
78
291
SC
A quick water rinse before using, if needed. I don't use any soap because shells are very porous, and DH doesn't like soapy tasting eggs.
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