Clean eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hens123557, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. Hens123557

    Hens123557 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you clean you eggs before putting in the incubator or not
     
  2. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
     
  3. Hens123557

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    Thanks any more post please help
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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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.
     
  5. HatchCraft

    HatchCraft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  6. LTygress

    LTygress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  7. Hens123557

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    Thanks .i :celebratethink I will get a damp cloth and just give them a little clean
     
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