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Can I wash eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JodyJo, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quick question....I have a hen sitting on 12 eggs, she walked away, another hen laid an egg, it got broken and yolked all over her eggs...well, 2 of them. Can I wash them and still keep them viable? I am only on day 4 of incubation.
     
  2. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe just take a warm cloth that is wet and wipe them off. If you wash them you are opening up the egg to bacteria and the alike. If you wash them you will be washing the yolk residue into the egg. Not a good idea.
     

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