Cleaning eggs for hatching: Bleach or Viratec-P?

Peckinabout

Hatching
6 Years
Sep 10, 2013
3
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Norfolk, England
I have a pet/poultry steriliser 'Viratec-P' (apparently DEFRA approved, seemingly tailored for equipment rather than animals but sounds animal safe) and basic household bleach. Which should I use to wash eggs for hatching?

I know some people use diluted bleach solution - if so, how diluted? (I also have bars of soap and fairy liquid of course)

I just read one report of washing eggs in water 'hot enough to bare' - sounds a bit hot to me!!

This is my first time hatching. Going to be incubating, and as it seems one of my Silkies is now broody (surprise surprise), sitting too!
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Peckinabout

Hatching
6 Years
Sep 10, 2013
3
0
7
Norfolk, England
I've read that - also makes sense. Thanks for your replies. Opted for Virtec-P in the end at 0.5% (lukewarm, gently removing dirt). Will keep posted on fertility and hatch rate (if any!).
 

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