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#68798 - 07/31/05 08:49 PM washing eggs
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whats the best way to wash eggs? is a wet rag better than submersing them in luke warm water? will one way make them spoil faster than others? i have seen brown eggs in the store with blood spots still on them. We currently submerse them in luke warm and rub with a green scratchy pad. this also helps us find the occasional old egg as they float.

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#68799 - 07/31/05 11:40 PM Re: washing eggs
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I don't ever wash eggs that are "clean". They keep fresh the longest. The brown eggs you see at the store have pigment spots, not blood spots. Lots of brown eggs have these variations. Water must always be hotter than the egg, otherwise it can enter the "pores" of the shell. If your eggs are dirty, check your nests for clean straw or other bedding, then you will have few dirty eggs that require washing. CJR

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#68800 - 08/01/05 12:27 AM Re: washing eggs
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Registered: 07/24/03
Posts: 1379
Loc: Tennessee
I wash mine in warm water with bleach using a wash cloth, particularily if I'm selling them for consumption.
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#68801 - 08/01/05 02:00 PM Re: washing eggs
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Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 19
Loc: Missouri
We are very restrictive in "washing" eggs. We never submerse them. If there is a dirty spot, we take a rag with hot water and wash just that spot...and dry it immediately. Don't use the green scratcher - it can scratch off the natural protection/coating on the surface of the egg.

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#68802 - 08/08/05 07:31 PM Re: washing eggs
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Registered: 04/16/04
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Loc: Minnesota
I wash in warm water and dry immediately. Then to the fridge. Always sell within a couple weeks. By the time the hens are a year old, there are a lot of weak shells, even with free choice oyster shell. Therefore, lots of dirty eggs even with lots of straw in nests.
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#68803 - 08/08/05 07:32 PM Re: washing eggs
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Registered: 04/16/04
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Loc: Minnesota
p.s.-washing eggs is also a good time to listen to the news on the radio. Plus and weak eggs go out the back door to the cats that patiently wait for their treats.
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#68804 - 08/08/05 08:58 PM Re: washing eggs
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I wash my eggs when they get dirty. if they aren't dirty and look Fairly Clean then I will leave them as is.

I just rub the poop, etc, off with a washcloth under warm running water.

I try not to wash them if they don't need it. washing your eggs will make them age faster.

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#68805 - 08/18/05 05:11 PM Re: washing eggs
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Bantam

Registered: 04/25/05
Posts: 46
Loc: Texas
All along I been using cold water. Thanks for the tip.

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#68806 - 08/18/05 06:52 PM Re: washing eggs
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i use a brush

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