I want to have babies in the spring and I have a rooster that may not be getting the job done 100% of the time. I am looking to get some fertilized eggs for a broody to sit on, but I wonder what the dangers of that might be. If the laying hen was a carrier of say canker, or pox or something like that was in the environment, could my broody be at risk from setting these eggs? I just went through a quarantine heartbreak where the bird had to be returned to the seller, so my mind is full of biosecurity concerns. Can fertile eggs be ``cleaned``? Can illness/infections be spread through eggs??