Washing eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kmiller11, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. kmiller11

    kmiller11 In the Brooder

    Jan 18, 2014
    SE Pennsylvania
    I have been reading a lot about what to do and what not to do as far as washing or not...what temp. water, and so on.. I have had hens laying for about a month and really havnt had anything dirty on them that i thought needed to be removed. My question.. How fast will the bacteria be sucked through the shell after i wash it? Can i just wash them off right before i crack them, if i think they are boarder line between needing a wash , and not?
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Washing right before use is a great approach.

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