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How do you remove squashed egg from a coat pocket a few weeks later? When our buck goat attacked me, I had an egg in my coat pocket. That was quite a while ago. I just realized the stink was my coat and not my shoes. The egg mass is solid and welded into the pocket.. Is there any way to get rid of the egg and save the coat?

-- helen (, December 26, 1999


turn pocket inside out and soak in sink. Then work it lose and put in the washing machine.

-- bbb (, December 27, 1999.

I once had a similar problem some years ago. This is what I did:

Turn the pocket inside out and soak in very warm (not boiling) water with lots of detergent. As it begins to soften, start working at it to loosen it up as much as possible then use the dull edge of a butter knife to scrape as much off as you can. I then took a bottle of hydrogen peroxide (the topical 3% stuff) and worked it in and allowed it to fizz and foam. At that point I threw it in the wash with plenty of detergent, set it on warm and used the appropriate amount of bleach for the garment. Came out like it had never anything wrong. Worked for me anyway.


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-- A.T. Hagan (, December 27, 1999.

May I suggest that you put a large baggie in your pocket? Put the eggs in the baggie in your pocket. If they break wash the bag. :- )

-- RT (, December 27, 1999.


just had to let you know I have an "egg pocket" soaking right now. Was feeding the chickens and moved the wrong way, I guess. Yuck. When I saw your post I thought "I don't remember posting that!" then realized I was NOT the only one who had done this. I'll never let this happen again, that's for sure. Starting today I only use the egg basket!

-- Jill D. (, December 27, 1999.

Thanks! I really wanted to save the coat. It's nice to know I'm not the only one, although I'm sorry it happened to you. :)

-- helen (, December 27, 1999.

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