1. Do we wash our eggs? No. We don’t wash our eggs. We give them a quick dry scrub to remove any dirt or debris. We follow all MN regulations for gathering, packaging, and preparing eggs for sale.
2. How long are eggs good for when they aren’t washed? Eggs are shelf and counter stable guaranteed for 30 days, but often can last much longer because they have not been washed and the bloom on the egg is still intact.
3. What do I do with them when I get them home? Leave them on the counter until you are ready to use them. I always recommend doing a quick float test before giving them a quick scrub in warm water. If the egg sinks, it’s a keeper! If the egg floats, gas has built up inside and it’s a stinker!
4. Why are the duck eggs and guinea hen eggs dirtier than the chicken eggs? Our chickens love their homemade nesting boxes, as you can see from the pictures. The ducks and guineas tend to be jerks and lay their eggs wherever they want. While it’s a fun treasure hunt to find all the eggs, sometimes it means that they lay them in the mud.
5. What are the differences between Chicken, Duck, and Guinea eggs?
-Chicken: Eggs range in size from 2oz to 3.5oz. We have pink, brown, dark brown, purple speckled, blue, and green eggs. Great for everyday eating. Super fresh grade AA eggs! ~6gm of protein.
-Duck: Eggs range in size from 3oz to 5oz (Our largest ever duck egg weighed in at 5.2oz! – poor ducker). Excellent when used in baking, works especially well with Gluten-Free flour! Duck eggs are high in protein and omega 3 fatty acids. ~9gm of protein.
-Guinea Hen: Eggs range in size from 1oz to 2oz. While they are smaller, they pack a mighty protein punch. They have a whopping ~18.8 grams of protein, are high in Omega 3 fatty acids, and are very rich in flavor.