Dirty eggs will they hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BAMACK2, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. BAMACK2

    BAMACK2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you put dirty eggs in incubator will they hatch ?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I suppose it depends on how dirty they are and how pourous the eggs are.

    I've hatched lots of dirty eggs that were shipped to me that way.
     
  3. BAMACK2

    BAMACK2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guinea eggs not real real dirty
     
  4. lilcrow

    lilcrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My experience has been, yes. I usually pick the poo off with my fingernail, but otherwise...........in it goes.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have hatched some eggs that were somewhat dirty. As soon as the chicks hatch I take them and their egg shell out of the hatcher and put the chick in my brooder.
     
  6. BAMACK2

    BAMACK2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone [​IMG]
     
  7. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think its safe to wash them if you use water that is about 105-110, use either an approved egg wash (I use the Brinsea product) or a dilute bleach solution (1 part bleach to 20 parts water), leave them in the water for no more than about 1 to 2 minutes, scrub gently if needed, and let them air dry well or dry on a soft towel, patting and not rubbing. Brinsea seems to suggest that its better NOT to rinse off their product, as it has some residual effect in killing microbes.

    Anyway, the above worked just fine for me.
     

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