Cleaning chicken eggs

Asked November 29, 2019, 11:12 AM EST

How do you clean chicken eggs? Is it advised to use bleach solution. If so what is the dilution?

Jefferson County Colorado

1 Response

To answer your question it would be best if you would watch the Ask an Expert eXtension webinar from Penn State Poultry Specialists on cleaning and sanitizing backyard eggs. Go to this link:

There is just one mistake in the professor's demo in cleaning. You do wash a dirty egg in water with a mild soap with a dip and a swish motion! But then you need to rinse that egg in clean water before you dip and swish in the sanitizer solution as bleach does not work if there is dirt on the shell or soap.