Best way to wash eggs?????????????? before incuabtion

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gervais22, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. gervais22

    gervais22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have recived my eggs should i wash them, there pretty dirty, how should I wash them, With warm water?
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Washing is a NO, NO! It will damage the egg.
     
  3. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No water. If cleaning is needed, use fine grit sandpaper and lightly brush the dirt off. Little amounts of dirt will not hurt the eggs.
     
  4. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I washed all of my eggs before incubating...with warm water,no soaps at all.... I had no problems with my hatches. Although, I only did this to my really dirty eggs, if they had only a bit of dirt on them, I left them. If they are really dirty and you don't wash them, would those eggs be at a higher risk for bacteria and kill the embryo?
     
  5. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NO do not wash the eggs![​IMG] Washing the eggs will do no good, trust me! But if nothing else will do, wash them after the hatch they will need it... [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2008

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