cleaning eggs for hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by flocksalot, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. flocksalot

    flocksalot Songster

    Mar 25, 2011
    Poynette WI
    I've got me another broody, so I MUST let her set some eggs. It's that time of year where the chickens eggs are all muddy footprints and nastiness. I read on here that someone tried a bleach water wash that improved her hatch. Since I'm not in the mood to spend hours and hours on here looking for the particular thread I'm hoping someone remembers it. If anyone has tried this please let me know as I've got the broody, picked the eggs and now just need to wash them. I'm hoping to get her settled in late tomorrow with her eggs, so the sooner the better if possible please. Lucy Lu hatched all her eggs last batch so we would like to keep her hatch rate up. She's an awesome little broody. Thanks for reading.

  2. dickhorstman

    dickhorstman Songster Premium Member

    Dec 8, 2009
    We simply use warm water. Hatcheries use a disinfectant also.

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