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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AmandaHalterman, Oct 5, 2012.
Should i wash my eggs before putting them in the fridge?
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.
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.