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Cleaning off poopy duck eggs for the bator ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by maus, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. maus

    maus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you clean them? Ducks are so filthy. Should I just try using a brillo pad without water? Or is it different with duck eggs?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  3. Leslie In North Pole

    Leslie In North Pole Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bloom on duck eggs is really thick and I try not to scratch it as it protects the eggs from bateria, can you believe that the really yucky eggs hatch under momma ducks without a problem. To clean them up, I get a wet paper towel and wrap them up in it for a couple of moments. Then just use it to lightly wipe it off, leaving the egg clean and the bloom intact. I try not to use anything abrasive on eggs.
     
  4. maus

    maus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you M.P. and Leslie

    Well, I did clean them but I just used a washcloth and warm water. I hope that was enough. They werent as dirty as the goose eggs on MP's thread but still yucky enough to make me a little nervous.

    They are all set in the bator now. I hope they hatch. They are Runners and a few Pekins [​IMG]
     

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