My rooster died, and I want to save his genes, even though I had read on here you can't make a chicken go broody, I still tried. After 2 days of her standing at the front of the dog crate gripping, and me feeling like a mean prison warden I bought an incubator. My question is these eggs are filthy, should I clean them before putting them in the incubator? If so with what? I don't clean my eggs normally I know bacteria can get through the shell, but will it hurt the chicks to grow in a dirty egg? As y'all can tell I really don't know much, so any and all help would be most appreciated.