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How do you clean fresh chicken eggs?


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February 13, 2011 5:54PM

Fresh chicken eggs that do not have obvious pieces of manure, grass, mud, straw or other objects stuck to them are clean enough to go straight into the carton. In fact, they will last longer if they are not washed. Washing actually removes a protective membrane form the outside of the egg and can hasten spoilage.

If eggs are dirty and unsightly, rub them off with a dry cloth, or a damp one if the foreign matter is stuck to the shell.

To ensure clean eggs fresh from the coop, make sure your hens have plenty of room to lay, and their laying boxes are cleaned weekly and re-stocked with fresh bedding.