Originally Posted by schoolgirl
This is probably the first time anyone has ask this question on here. My husband has chickens and now we are getting a few eggs. Do I wash these eggs before putting in the fridge or wait until I use them. It seems like I have read not to wash before putting in the fridge. Anyone live on a farm and know the answer to this?
Do not wash the eggs until ready to use. Well, you can - but then you have to dry them and coat the shells with mineral oil to replace the natural air/bacteria barrier you washed off.
This is one of the things I remember from my uncle - who had an egg farm / chicken ranch.
Well, Uncle Jullian taught me other things about raising chickens/turkeys and eggs too (sizing, candeling, etc.) ... Grandma taught me how to dispatch a chicken to heaven for Sunday dinner (wringing their neck - plucking, etc.)