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

ufone

Hatching
Jan 20, 2016
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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
 

buff goose guy

Songster
5 Years
Feb 9, 2014
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Mississippi Y'all
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 .
 

Duck Drover

Songster
6 Years
Apr 8, 2013
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189
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Washington
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.
 

appps

Crowing
8 Years
Aug 29, 2012
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Australia
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.
 

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