Dirty eggs: Help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lynn1966, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. lynn1966

    lynn1966 Out Of The Brooder

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    Help; my eggs are dirty, do i clean them, if so with what.[​IMG]
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    First how dirty is dirty?
    most eggs will get a bit of poo or dirt on them its not a big deal .
    most things I have read say dont wash eggs, but if you need to there are many diffrent opinions and Im quite confused about it , its like humidity everyone seems to think there method is the method, just remmber eggs are pouros and what you put on theout side can get inside, Hopefully a egg expert will answer you soon.
     
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  3. Chicken Lil

    Chicken Lil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the occasional spot I just wipe them off with a warm damp cloth.
    Prevention is worth a pound of cure, so make sure you keep your nesting boxes clean with fresh bedding.
     
  4. chickenphile

    chickenphile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Before I was educated from this forum I washed my eggs clean with dish detergent before putting them in the homemade incubator. So far it is day 22 and three have hatched. Two survived so far. The others I know where developing at day 18 but nothing yet. I was worried after reading DO NOT WASH THEM! that none of them would hatch bit they did. Would I do it again? No I would not. If they are caked with mud or poop just don't use them in the bator. Just my opinion1

    Chris
     
  5. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Keep your nests clean.
     
  6. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I simply wipe them with a damp paper towl and then dry them off with another paper towl.Just make sure you use water warmer then the egg.
     
  7. lynn1966

    lynn1966 Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you all for the help,[​IMG] im new at this.
     
  8. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another way to help them from getting dirty is try using wood shavings instead of straw and sprinkle the bottom of the nest with DE.That's what I do anyhow.
     

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