cleaning eggs prior to incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ma hen, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. ma hen

    ma hen Out Of The Brooder

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    hello when i received some shipped eggs some of them had poop on them. should i have cleaned them off? i was not sure. if so how would i have done this? could i still do this even though they have been in the incubator and it is not at 18 days

    thank you
    and God bless
     
  2. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    You can wipe the mess of gently with a warm damp cloth. Do not wash, do not scrub, it causes damage to the egg and can cause early deaths.

    Good luck.
     
  3. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    wew, have been inside bator, i won't take any risk of cleaning them when they've grow.
     
  4. ma hen

    ma hen Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you both for your ideas
     
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:This is what I do, but I don't like heavily covered eggs, this is just as bad for bacterial growth and also can kill.

    AL
     

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