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Egg has a small area of dirt.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenlover456, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. chickenlover456

    chickenlover456 Out Of The Brooder

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    How do I clean the dirt off without damaging the shell? I know you can't use water. What's a good way to remove a bit of dirt from the egg?
     
  2. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
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    Some people use a very fine sandpaper to clean the egg.
    ~Rebecca
     
  3. chickenlover456

    chickenlover456 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, thats a great idea. Thanks!
     
  4. ravencreek

    ravencreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok...Why can't you use water? What is the egg going to be used for? Not to sound stupid but I am new to the egg world really.
     
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    It's just a tad bit of dirt ?? They should be fine, put em in the bator... When a hen sits on eggs she doesnt clean them first and most times they have great hatches [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenlover456

    chickenlover456 Out Of The Brooder

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    ravencreek wrote: Ok...Why can't you use water? What is the egg going to be used for? Not to sound stupid but I am new to the egg world really.

    You can't use water because it wears down the shell, and I'm incubating my eggs for a classroom project. You don't sound stupid at all! Theres nothing wrong with being curious. It's great questions. [​IMG]
     

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