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For those of you who have your own chickens (layers)...

when you gather the eggs, do you put them straight in the fridge as-is, or do you wash them first? If you wash them (at any point), do you just use cool tap water, or do you use warm water, and do you use any sort of soap on them?

DH has been doing chores for friends of ours - they have 3 ducks and about 10 chickens, and they told us to keep the eggs, so I was just wondering.

(I'm posting another question pertaining to them but it's totally different, lol)


Asked by Anonymous at 1:02 PM on Mar. 4, 2011 in Food & Drink

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Answers (2)
  • I always washed them in cool water first just to get the poop off :) LOL :)

    Answer by alphamom26 at 1:10 PM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • Technically youre suppose to use sand paper to get off the dirt and then refrigerate. No water at all because water does something to them. We've had chicken forever and that has been the general rule.
    They can sit for up to 12 hrs before refrigeration...once they are refrigerated then they have to be kept cool.
    Good luck.

    Answer by jax3 at 3:51 PM on Mar. 4, 2011