Egg Disinfectant or Preparation?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by enggass, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How necessary is it? I see that Brinsea sells some egg disinfectant on their site. Is it really necessary or may I ask what do the rest of you hatching experts do as far as preparing your eggs for hatching?
    I am going to be a first time ever hatcher(I hope) and want to do everything in my power to make sure it is a successful one.
    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I just gently wipe off any poop on the egg with a dry paper towel, but usually, if they are really poopy, I don't even collect them for hatching. Most eggs are fine right from the nest, just an occasional poopy one. I never wash eggs for incubation, which can actually push germs into the egg since the shells are porous.
     
  3. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I thought! Just checking...
     

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