Can I clean eggs ??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kandooshe, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. kandooshe

    kandooshe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can I clean eggs before incubating them under the broody hen, I just want to remove some dirt and chickens' poo from them ??
     
  2. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    No. I will lightly wipe but overly dirty eggs I just don't incubate. I wash eggs that are dirty with hot water then store in fridge.
     
  3. mommyofthree

    mommyofthree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 18, 2010
    I'm wondering the same thing! I will be hatching duck eggs so I don't know how different the "rules" are from chicken eggs..?? My duck eggs get dirty no matter how clean I keep the coop and box so I would think I should clean them at least a little bit.... [​IMG]
     
  4. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    NO. Washing the eggs with any kind of liquid cleaner or water will wash off the protective

    coating on the egg making it super easy for bacteria & disease to enter the egg. Plus,

    Wiping and scrubbing tends to actually shove bacteria through the pores of the egg.

    Simply avoid overly dirty eggs. Keep nest boxes clean. Slightly dirty eggs are OK.
     
  5. kandooshe

    kandooshe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes of course ,, thanks all
     

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