By the way, pardon the typo, I meant to say "pack them up, poop and all, and put them away in the fridge. I have just been wiping them with a wet paper towel but I heard somewhere that when you wash the eggs, the chances are greater for them to get bacteria inside. I have found on different chicken websites that there is an egg wash, I just don't know what is the best. I will reply if I find one I like. Heidi
I wash them in the sink and use an abrasive scrubby on stubborn spots. I wouldn't soak them for long, eggs are porous and that would just be inviting the bacteria in. For what it's worth, eggs sitting at room temp for over a week will still hatch. Places like Mexico, eggs in the store aren't refrigerated. When I was growing up, a neighbor would put cartons of eggs on a table in an enclosed porch. Any of us wanting eggs would go down, pick up a carton, and leave money on the table. To this day, I will have eggs sitting on a table for a week or so and wash them right before I use them. I just make sure that they are used or refrigerated after washing. I do have an egg washer and the detergent to use with it, unless you are washing a lot of eggs at once the washer isn't worth the trouble of setting it up. I suspect that the detergent is dishwashing detergent, it looks and smells the same. Just my opinion...
Shirley in ND
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