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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hens123557, Feb 4, 2014.
Can you clean you eggs before putting in the incubator or not
Unless if the egg is very dirty you should not wash them. The eggs have a natural anti-bacterial layer called the bloom and if you wash the egg you remove the bloom making them far more susceptible to bacterial invasion.
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Better not to wash them....tho I have real numerous threads about hatching eggs that were washed.
If egg's are incredibly poopy and you just have to hatch them, probably better to wash them.
I know many people won't wash eggs but I always have. I don't like the idea of putting a dirty egg in a clean incubator. I sanitize eggs using tek-trol disinfectant in warm water. I think it's one of those thing you need to try then decide if it works for you.
I haven't washed the eggs I incubate, and I have had some pretty nasty eggs in there. But they still hatch. The worst one was a white egg that was so dirty, I didn't actually know the egg color until it hatched and I saw the inside of the shell!
But it hatched!
If you do feel like you have to clean it, use a damp cloth. DON'T submerge the egg in water, or hold it under a faucet.
Thanks .i think I will get a damp cloth and just give them a little clean