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Can i wash the egg with water before keep in incubator?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ufone, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. ufone

    ufone New Egg

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    Can i wash the egg with water before keep in incubator? Any nagtive or positive effects on eggs. Some people says, if eggs wash/clean with water. eggs will not dirty...thanks
     
  2. Kroelies

    Kroelies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't wash the eggs. There is a thin layer of oil on the eggs that protects them. Some dirt on the eggs won't be a problem.
     
  3. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    unless the egg is completely saturated in mud you shouldnt take anything off of it, if it is just a blob of mud take a dry paper towel and gently take off some of the mud around the air cell end .
     
  4. Duck Drover

    Duck Drover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a facial brush and warm water to clean eggs before incubating them. It is no more than a hen would do getting on the nest after bathing. You do not want to scrub into the natural bloom on the egg so stains are fine. Tne facial brush I use is very soft and I buy replacememts often since they are only a dollar at tne Dollar Tree.
     
  5. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    I've purchased shipped eggs twice and the hatch rate was 1/12 and then 2/12. I later found out she washes her eggs. I know shipped rates are lower anyway but can't help wondering if the washing made it worse.
     
  6. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    ignore me, hadn't realised this was under ducks. Duh
     
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