What do you clean your eggs off with??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by danamillette, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. danamillette

    danamillette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you clean your eggs off with??
    Thanks!
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    For eating eggs I wash them with warm water and soap.

    For hatching eggs, I dont do anything. Unless I buy hatching eggs, then I dip them in Brinsea Incubation concentrate.
     
  3. tvtaber

    tvtaber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing if they are clean. A damp dish towel if they are dirty.
     
  4. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    I never wash them unless they are dirty

    Then I will wipe them with a damp towel. You don't want to wash them since it will remove a protective coating and cause the egg to dry out. (or something like that....[​IMG])
     
  5. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Quote:Thats what I do.
     
  6. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    220 grit sand paper, but only had to use that once so far in about 125 eggs.
     
  7. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I usually wash my hands, then use a papertowel to dry them. That puts just enough water on the towel to get most mud/poopies off of the egg if it needs it. [​IMG]
     
  8. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

    I usually wash my hands, then use a papertowel to dry them. That puts just enough water on the towel to get most mud/poopies off of the egg if it needs it. [​IMG]

    Yelp, this is what I do too [​IMG]
     
  9. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    I soak ours in cold water for about 15 min and wipe them clean.
    Haven't had any complaints yet.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2008
  10. Chicken Boo

    Chicken Boo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I brush off anything stuck to the eggs when I collect them and store them as is. I wash them with a little soap and water just before I use them. That seems to be my best compromise between not worrying and germaphobe.
     

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