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washing eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AmandaHalterman, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. AmandaHalterman

    AmandaHalterman New Egg

    Oct 2, 2012
    Should i wash my eggs before putting them in the fridge?
  2. Cool Peeps

    Cool Peeps Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 25, 2012
    Probably not because then it takes away the natural preserver unless the egg is full off poop but it should not be dirty unless the egg nest is dirty.
  3. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2008
    If they're not poopy, don't. There's a "bloom" on the egg that helps preserve them, and they'll last for 6 months or more unwashed and refrigerated. If you do wash, especially for poopy eggs, use very hot water--hot as you can stand it. Hot water will cause air bubbles to come out of the pores of the egg and will help to remove bacteria. Water colder than the egg can force bacteria into the egg shell.

    We don't wash eggs for personal use, but we sell eggs and I use a commercial egg wash for eggs I sell to customers.

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