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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rooster brandon., Sep 29, 2010.

  1. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what do i do to fresh eggs to make them clean do i just wash them or use bleach or what?
     
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    FlashPointFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wash them under running water, as hot as you can stand.
     
  3. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!got My First Two Eggs In First Two Days!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rooster brandon. :

    Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!got My First Two Eggs In First Two Days!!!!!!!!!!

    congrats Brandon [​IMG]
     
  5. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2009
    If you keep the nest boxes clean the eggs are usually clean too. We almost never have a dirty one and I don't do anything special to the nest boxes except add new shavings when they get thin and dust them with DE when I think about it. The first eggs usually have a little streak of blood on them but are fine after that. They do sometimes have feathers or shavings stuck to them because the egg is wet when it falls out. This is called the bloom. This is a barrier that prevents bacteria and other stuff from entering the egg. When you wash an egg you wash off the bloom and it should be refrigerated if you do this. If you don't wash it you can store it on the counter just fine for a couple of weeks. Just brush off the shavings and the feathers. Once the egg dries it is easy.

    ps congrats on the eggs!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It really is fun!
     
  6. TK421

    TK421 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm right there with you! I was actually jumping up and down in my backyard. Picture my suburban neighbors watching me through their windows. (They haven't figured out what I've been staring at for the last 22 weeks!)
     
  7. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't wash my eggs unless they are dirty, and that only happened yesterday because I picked it up with a muddy hand (rain), they say they last longer if not washed, though my eggs don't last long anyway my son actually bought eggs yesterday because I keep taking them to work and eating them.
     

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