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BROODY...washed egg!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Domestic_goddess, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I use an egg that has been washed to put under my broody? Or is that not a good idea?
     
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  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  3. OHhappychicks

    OHhappychicks Overrun With Chickens

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    I've heard on here that you should not wash eggs to be hatched. I've also heard ( not on here) that you shouldn't handle them with your hands, but to wear gloves so as not to spread bacteria. It made sense to me. I'm a newbie when it comes to incubating and just found one of my hens ( the first I've had) broody tonite with eggs, so I'm probably not the best one to give advice. [​IMG]
     
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    I have hatches thousands of washed eggs. Every big hatchery washes every egg.
     
  5. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So you think it would be okay? When my husband says I should put some eggs under her, I don't want to argue [​IMG][​IMG]:weee
     
  6. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Yep it will be fine.
     

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