Ducks eggs going to incubating today, have a ?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LauraSBale, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Songster

    i have 10 eggs some of them have some poop on them, How do i clean that off, not take off the waxy coating?

  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Some people wash it off and take their chances...others just leave it.
  3. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Chris and Mike Ashton write in "The Domestic Duck" page 137, "Dirtier eggs should be thoroughly cleaned straight away, but reject any eggs that are very dirty - they will most certainly become a health hazard in the incubator." For washing they recommend water that is slightly warmer than the egg to prevent the membrane from contracting and drawing bacteria into the egg. Don't rotate the egg in the same direction they were cleaned. Dry them quickly on a drying rack.

    They also had the names of some safe bactericides, but we don't have the ones mentioned here in the states.

    I hope that helps.
  4. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    if they are horrible dirty i chance it and wash them off but if its just nothing major i pop them in as is its better that way you could also rub it off w/o water
  5. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Songster

    thanks every one

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