Okay, I was off the computer from Thursday night until this morning....and thar's jest no way to catch up on that much. You are FAST! I wish we had a head-spinning smiley!
Anyway, have a bit of a problem....or maybe it isn't a problem, I don't know. I was gifted by a sweet guy named @LocalYokel
a dozen hatching eggs. I had ordered 9 hatching eggs previous to that. I did ask if they could be shipped on the same date so I didn't end up with eggs that I couldn't put in the incubator without having a seriously staggered hatch, and the shipper agreed. Well, I got the dozen today, but the 9 are still sitting in Denver so they won't be here until Monday. I know these need to sit for a time to let the air cells settle. Many of them look like round, colored spirit level bubbles in there. But the others will also need their turn to sit and wait. So Blooie's dumb question of the day is how long can I wait with the first shipment before they start to lose viability? My gut tells me that putting all the eggs in one time is critical.
And if someone could point me to a definitive answer about cleaning poopy eggs, I'd be grateful. I spent 45 minutes doing searches and came away more confused than when I first signed in today! Seems to me that if I need to do that, it'd be better to do that before I give the eggs time for their air cells to reattach or I risk knocking them loose again.
My last question is why did I think I was smart enough to do this in the first place?
Some folks clean thier eggs, I dont.
I wouldn't clean them unless they are overly poopy. To be scientific
Seriously though if they have smidgen of poop on em they will be fine. It won't create a problem at lockdown, it won't get moist again.
What I know is that the eggs should be washed with water warmer than the egg. I would wash room temp eggs with hot water, if I did wash em.
So far as solutions to clean eggs etc. Tectrol is industry standard I believe. May be able to just use bleach water, hope someone else chimes in